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In 2016, the Communication Department had:

  • 676 Undergraduate majors
  • 8 Master of Arts students
  • 123 Communication Leadership
  • 4 Native Voices
  • 40 Ph.D. students

Affiliated centers and archives include:

Additional information on the department can be found on the departmental fact sheet produced by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Programs & Degrees


The Department of Communication offers undergraduate programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and the Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Journalism. 

In addition to Journalism, the department requires students to focus on one conceptual area of emphasis:

  • Communication and Culture
  • Communication Technology and Society
  • Global Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Rhetoric and Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Social Interaction

Students must also take one course that is primarily methodological, emphasizing one or emore modes of communication inquiry. 

The department also offers an evening-degree program that leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication.  An honors program awards the baccalaureate degree "With College Honors in Communication."   



The graduate program offers a Master of Arts in Communication, a Master of Communication Native Voices, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication.  The Communication Leadership program "houses two degree emphases in digital media and creative engagement: the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) and the Master of Communication in Communities and Networks (MCCN)."