Tell a story.
We offer a communication major and minor that lays a foundation in communication theory and practice that will enhance your personal, civic and professional life. Nearly every industry looks for strong communicators, who excel at writing, speaking and researching. Your career options include journalism, broadcasting social media, public relations, politics, law, ministry, business and more.
Gain on-campus communication experience through working in offices, joining the student-run newspaper or lending your skills in the podcast studio. In the community, you’ll partner with local non-profits to develop communication tools and resources like social media plans, marketing materials and volunteer management. During your senior year, you’ll complete a capstone project to demonstrate your career readiness. This allows you to build a portfolio and earn hands-on, real-life experience that helps you land your first job out of college.
Featured Student Story
"I feel so prepared not only from my communication classes, but also from the cross-curricular class that I take.”Kylee Martin '20, Communication
Kylee Martin is using the skills she is building within her communication major coursework in nearly every aspect of her student experience. From her on-campus job and summer internship, to her involvement in student organizations and her interests outside of college, she is applying what she has learned in the classroom.
Digital Media Major
With an emphasis in Communication or Visual Design this major will be prepare you for a career in the growing digital media industry.
Faculty & Staff
- Professor of Communication
- “Learning is a journey. As a communication professor, I have the privilege of traveling alongside my students as they search for a voice to share important messages with the world. Sometimes, that journey takes us on a detour where we get to examine others’ stories and messages and their influences on our journeys. I would be hard-pressed to find more enjoyable work.”
- Assistant Professor of Communication
- "I want students to feel welcomed to express their ideas and grow through experience, not merely through reading. I strive for an inclusive and engaging learning environment. By including media, activities, and service-learning, I hope students from all disciplines leave my classroom with an interest in analyzing media and understanding the importance in critical thinking.”
- Assistant Professor of Digital Media
- “As a student, one of the first things I was taught was simply “to see.” Knowledge and inspiration are all around us and sometimes all we need is to take a second and just look. As an educator, I must allow the freedom for spontaneous discovery (it is creative after all) by not simply supplying all the answers but opening avenues for experimentation and research.”
- Chair, Department of Modern Languages
- “I love helping people tell their stories and understand other people’s stories. You can’t hate people if you know their stories, and so I think a mind well-furnished with stories is a pleasant place to live. That’s why I teach writing and literature.”