The communication program emphasizes civic engagement, social and professional interaction as well as written and oral communication skills. The program provides a balance of professional experience and academic credentials. Graduates will know how to present themselves in both the professional and social worlds.
The curriculum offers two concentrations, interpersonal communication and mass communication, each leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The curriculum also explores ethical issues, theories and behaviors that are involved in public and mass communication, and issues crucial to the peaceful communication between cultures.
A degree in communication will prepare students to find a job in any career and provide the skills and knowledge necessary for professional achievement.
Communication is central to all human endeavors. The study of communication includes the critical examination and analysis of the format, content, meaning, production, and distribution of messages. Recognizing the power and potential of communication, the Department of Communication strives to educate women to become more proficient practitioners, responsible for making ethical, critical, and effective communication choices. Additionally, as our community becomes more globally integrated, the department is committed to fostering within our students an understanding and respect for diverse and culturally rich communication perspectives. The department’s commitment to a rigorous educational environment includes 1) providing unique and creative communication courses; 2) promoting critical engagement with a variety of viewpoints; and 3) studying the processes involved in creating, analyzing, and disseminating communication. Furthermore, the department cultivates professional and ethical leaders who are formidable candidates for careers in a complex global society.
For more information on the Department of Communication, contact:
Department of Communication
215 Harris Hall
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298