The Department of Communication offers BA, MA, minor, and certificate programs designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Our award-winning faculty members combine a passion for teaching with expertise in their field to bring communication issues to life across their classrooms and communities.

The department assesses its success in achieving this mission and its learning outcomes in terms of five broad goals, which are applicable to both its BA and MA degrees: Creation of Community, Communication Within and Across Systems, Analysis of Communication, Production of Communication, and Professional Advancement. The department's Outcomes Assessment Committee (OAC) enables the department to gauge how well it is meeting these learning goals.  More information