The communications major is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide theory and practice in the study of media and communications. Students select a track (journalism, sports communications, political communication, or marketing communications and digital marketing) to prepare them for work in a variety of occupations, such as reporters, producers, editors and sports communications specialists. Students learn to write and to create content across multiple platforms, and to master the basic principles of media law and professional ethics.
Program Learning Goals:
- Apply digital media literacy skills to identify and analyze mass media messages.
- Create original written projects that demonstrate mastery of written communication skills.
- Demonstrate ability to identify basic principles of modern media law.
- Demonstrate critical thinking in the creation and analysis of media content.