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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, Public Relations Track, Major

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Program Chair: Marek Dojs

Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)


The Communication Department provides a learning atmosphere which fosters creativity and community, while offering each student the opportunities, skills, theory and experiences to be an ethical, professional communication leader.


Graduates of this department:

  • behave ethically in the profession.
  • write and speak effectively to various audiences in a variety of formats. use technical skills (in such areas as: audio, video, computer, photographic and research) to create and communicate effectively.
  • demonstrate an understanding of communication theory as a basis for professional thinking.
  • demonstrate the ability to learn so as to adapt, to create and to manage change in the world of communication.
  • meet professional demands while developing productive working relationships.
  • can discuss a range of global, societal, religious, political and like pertinent issues, and their importance to and influence on communication.

Major in Communication

The Communication Major contains a core of required Communication courses and three distinct tracks: Media Production, Public Relations, and Business Communication. Completion of any of the three tracks and the core Communication courses fulfill the requirements for the Communication Major.

Major Requirements

Core Communication Requirements:

Public Relations Track Requirements:

One of the following:

One Upper-Level Production/Professional Elective

One Additional 3/400 Level COM Elective Course

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

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