Communication Studies focuses on the ways that people make use of both verbal and nonverbal messages to generate meanings within various contexts, cultures, and media. Courses provide a strong theoretical foundation in communication as well as an emphasis on improvement in practical communication skills. Majors in Communication Studies have the flexibility to focus on specific areas of interest while obtaining a thorough understanding of communications.
Creative Media Production
The creative media production program prepares practitioners who understand the world of production, from concept to program completion. Through hands-on instruction and conceptual coursework students learn how to create and distribute content for radio, television, film, websites and interactive media.
The graduate certificate in Health Communication is an interdisciplinary program that requires 18 hours of graduate level courses. The courses selected for this certificate are chosen for their applicability for individuals working in the health care industry and for consumers who wish to understand the role of communication in health care processes and outcomes. The graduate certificate helps students apply their knowledge of communication in the health care field. In addition, the certificate may be beneficial to individuals already working in the health care industry but who wish to have an advanced understanding of the role of communication in health or wish to advance their careers.
Mass Communication is the study of sharing information through media outlets to reach large population segments. The primary focus of the M.S. in Mass Communications is on the fundamentals of communication theories enabling students to acquire the ability to understand and use basic methods of communication research.
The multimedia journalism program prepares working journalists and news practitioners to generate, research, write, and produce newsworthy content across the spectrum of news media.
The strategic communications program prepares students to use advertising, public relations, social media, and organizational communication to build mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and its key stakeholders.