The communication major is liberal arts-based and interdisciplinary major. It develops critical thinking skills as well as an understanding of complex communication challenges in the 21st century. The strong and varied curriculum enhances and develops skills in written, oral, interpersonal and visual communication. Theoretical, historical, societal, and pragmatic perspectives of communication are explored in an individualized and challenging learning environment. Students learn real-world problem solving as they explore current topics such as First Amendment rights and ethical communication issues. 

Students choose an area of specialization in newspaper and magazine journalism, electronic media (radio and TV), public relations and advertising or oral communication.