Communication is fundamental to all human activity. Simply stated, the world is created in language and conversations. The three primary areas in the field of communication are Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, and Public Communication (Rhetoric). Sub-disciplines in the field include:

  • Communication & Information Technology
  • Critical Communication Studies
  • Digital Media Production
  • Health Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Instructional Communication
  • Journalism
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Popular Culture
  • Public Relations
  • Science & Risk Communication
  • Strategic Communication

Majors, minors, and graduate students in the Department of Communication all have an opportunity to learn about communication theory and research, as well as the fundamentals of effective communication through group collaboration in each of these areas of communication.