Students in the major choose to focus in one of three areas of concentration:
- Print journalism
- Television production
Additionally, as part of the program, students will take on public relations campaigns for local non-profits. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers in public relations, advertising, marketing, print and broadcast journalism, and event planning.
Life After Graduation
Alumni of the communication department have been successful in a large field of professional careers, including jobs in advertising, marketing, event planning, journalism, and secondary education. Graduates have also gone on to pursue graduate degrees at notable institutions, including Northwestern University, Golden Gate University, the University of Maine, and the University of Florida.
What We're About
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Communication Department mirrors the mission of the college: by seeking the “full realization of the dual goals of vocation and enlightenment.” The communication department has developed both educational/vocational goals and holistic goals for the enlightenment of our students.
The educational/vocational goals of the Communication Department:
- to teach students to communicate effectively
- to prepare students for a career in a business or another communication-related field
- to prepare students for possible graduate study in communication or a related field
- to prepare students for a possible career in public relations
- to prepare students for a possible career in print or broadcast journalism
- to prepare students for a possible career as a secondary education teacher of communication, speech or forensics
- to train students to succeed in intercollegiate forensics competition