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Department of Communication

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Purpose: Understanding and Improving Communication in Real Life Situations.

Mission: To develop ethical and critical understanding, as well as practical abilities, in communication.  Well-educated communicators show competence through relationships, analyzing communication situations and proposing meaningful responses, developing persuasive verbal and visual messages, and choosing the right match of technologies to convey messages.

Majors: Advertising, Communication Studies, Corporate and Organizational Communication, and Public Relations

Minors: Communication Studies and Digital Advertising

Certificates: User Experience and Workplace Communication

Master's: Organizational Communication

Graduate Certificates: Communicating in Organizations, Communicating in Healthcare, and Strategic Sport Communications

Alumni of the Department of Communication enjoy careers in advertising, law, religion, teaching, banking, nonprofit management, public relations, healthcare management, training and development, public affairs, government relations, marketing, sales, human resources, politics and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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