Chair: Deanna Shoemaker, Department of Communication

In our commitment to students’ personal, professional, and public success, the mission of the Department of Communication is to provide a rigorous, ethical, collaborative, and culturally responsive learning environment. We embrace civic participation ideals and provide rich opportunities for written, oral, and technological communication competence, research skills, intercultural appreciation, and professional readiness.

The Department serves this mission at the undergraduate level through its three clusters:

  • Communication Studies,
  • Journalism and Public Relations, and
  • Media Studies and Production.

Student Honor Societies: Alpha Epsilon Rho (Media Studies and Production), Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society.