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Humanities Division

Communication Arts

Communications is an academic discipline that studies all forms of human communication and encompasses a broad range of communicative skills that are important for success in any career or activity. 

Graduates with a degree in communications have entered a wide variety of occupations, including:

  • radio and television broadcasting
  • public relations
  • technical editing
  • sales
  • government and academic administration
  • teaching

Opportunities exist for participation in such co-curricular activities:

  • campus radio station
  • debate
  • Forensics
  • Pathfinder (student newspaper)
  • student speech competition
  • video production

A number of Communications graduates have gone on to graduate and professional schools.  The degree is designed to give students an understanding of communication in a variety of contexts (e.g., interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, political and mass communication) as well as prepare them to be effective, well-rounded communicators.

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