The Communication major provides a multi-faceted program of study that begins with an understanding of foundational, theory-based communication to develop basic critical thinking skills vital to working in emerging 21st century communication technologies. Upon completion of the Communication major, students will be able to:

  • Describe the communication discipline and its central questions.
  • Employ communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts.
  • Critically analyze messages.
  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
  • Utilize communication to embrace difference.
  • Apply ethical communication principles and practices.
  • Influence public discourse.