New Program [Fall 2022]
As a student in Communication, you’ll explore the impact and influence of communication in personal, professional, and public contexts and learn the fundamentals and techniques that give effective communication the power to inform and to persuade. The Combined Communication (BA+MA) prepares students for career opportunities in media, industry, consulting, and academic fields. Students also receive an excellent foundation for success in Ph.D. programs in Communication. The Combined Communication (BA+MA) is appropriate for students who want to seek jobs in the public or private sector that require strong communication skills, knowledge of communication behaviors, and/or research methods in communication and related fields.
The Communication BA +MA engages students in lifelong learning that addresses socially and globally pressing communication challenges through the scholarly, creative, critical, and practical curriculum and instruction. It prepares students for careers as ethical communicators with a broad understanding of contemporary communication issues and with skills that are adaptable to various contexts.
Students in the Communication BA+MA program have the opportunity to further develop and refine their communication skills through participating in our internship program, the Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposia, academic service-learning courses, and our nationally ranked forensics team. Many of our Communication graduates have gone on to challenging careers in advertising, business administration, government, health services, human resources, management, marketing, politics, public relations, and social services. Others have found a degree in communication to be excellent preparation for advanced studies in law or pursuing communication-related Ph.D. programs.
The School also offers several scholarships awarded to students annually.