The department offers a Minor in Communication for students from other disciplines in which communication plays a vital role. The minor consists of at least 15 sh of communication arts courses. To fulfill the requirements for the minor, a student must complete 15 sh of the required courses in a program of study (i.e., advertising, journalism, communication, public relations, telecommunication and film). Communication Arts majors may not earn this minor.
The Leadership Communication program promotes leadership communication competencies, self-confidence, ethical character, and service to others. Each course in the program involves a hands-on learning activity which empowers students to apply leadership characteristics in University projects and activities, professional environments, or service-learning work in the community. Students completing the Leadership Communication Minor will also earn their Service Learning Certification. Communication Arts majors may not earn this minor.
Please see Choose Communication Arts for a more in-depth overview of the Department and its offerings.
The faculty and staff in the Department of Communication Arts are here to provide you the instructional material and guidance to master your chosen field of study. It is, indeed, a partnership, and students should know what to expect from faculty. You can expect experienced, professional teachers with high standards who are:
Students enter our program seeking the knowledge on which to build a career, choosing courses and teachers that meet their needs. In that regard, this is a partnership, and the faculty has certain expectations of students who enter our classrooms. We expect sincere, energetic students who are: