Why Study Communication?

Communication is central to human behavior and social interaction. So whether students study the relationship between journalism and democratic citizenship, the ethical problems associated with the practices of public relations, or communication with the young and elderly at the undergraduate level, or community-based media, political speech writing, or gender and violence at the masters level, or identity construction, media effects, international journalism, or rhetorical studies at the doctoral level, our faculty are dedicated to teaching students about the crucial role communication processes play in the quality of human life.

Students can obtain undergraduate majors in journalism (with specialties in multiplatform journalism and public relations), and speech (with specialties in public and political communication and communication across the lifespan), while taking advantage of the outstanding internship opportunities only a world media capital can offer.  In addition, graduate students can take their Masters degrees in mass communication and human communication and social influence. Our doctoral programs build upon these specialties; students can pursue Ph.D.s in media and society or rhetoric and politics.