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Department of Communication and Media

Specialization and Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Communication and media students have the opportunity to develop their major according to particular topics of interest or areas of study.

We also encourage our students to at least minor in a field complementary to their interests and goals in communication and media. Some examples of specialization include:

Media Production

  • Radio Production
  • Television Production
  • Television Criticism
  • Basic Photography
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Newspaper and New Media I & II

Professional/Marketing Communication

  • Public Communication
  • Advanced Public Communication
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Public Relations
  • Integrated Marketing

Interpersonal Communication

  • Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • Lying and Deception
  • Gender and Communication

Organizational Communication

  • Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • Advanced Organizational Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership and Collaboration   

Mass Communication

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Humor and Media
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Media Marathoning
  • New Media and Digital Communication

Health Communication

  • Health Campaigns
  • Health Communication 


Environmental Communication (coming soon)

Interdisciplinary Specialization and Minors

Many of our students also minor in marketing; business administration; graphic design; theater; film; psychology; women’s and gender studies; health sciences; environmental and sustainability studies; and other fields that complement and expand on the specializations listed above. 

More Info

Jacob Turner

Chair & Associate Professor
Comm Arts & Sciences



Samantha Bruno 

Dept. Administrator

Comm Arts & Sciences