The Department of Communication offers courses leading to the bachelor's degree that are designed to challenge students interested in the study of human communication. Communication, broadly conceived, is the purposeful exchange of symbolic information. Communication viewed as human behavior can be examined both in terms of its process and its outcomes and effects. The program of study defines a range of communication problems, determines the appropriate method of inquiry, and searches for answers to the important questions involving the role of communication in individual relationships, in societal settings, in corporate structures, and in global interdependence.
Courses are grouped according to certain emphases (Media Production and Performance; Media Studies; Organizational; and Public Relations/Promotions), allowing the student a choice of focus that is compatible with his or her aims and interests.