Apr 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Matthew M. Reavy, Ph.D., Chair
Jan W. Kelly, Ph.D.
Rebecca L. Mikesell, Ph.D.
Kimberly A. Pavlick, Ph.D.
Howard Fisher, Ph.D.
Mary Beth Holmes, M.S.
Sufyan Mohammed, Ph.D.
Stacy Smulowitz, Ph.D.
John J. Strain III, M.A.


The Department of Communication offers three majors: Communication, Strategic Communication (public relations and advertising) and Journalism & Electronic Media (radio, television and online media). The department also co-sponsors an interdisciplinary program in Media & Information Technology, described in detail under that heading, together with the departments of Computing Sciences and Physics/Electrical Engineering. Students within the department are also eligible to be considered for the Accelerated CAS Bachelor’s/M.B.A. Program, which is detailed in the Graduate Catalog.

The Communication degree program prepares students for professional careers as well as advanced studies. Students who major in communication fields become knowledgeable about the subject matter from both humanistic and scientific perspectives. They also have opportunities to acquire on-the-job experiences through experiential- and service-learning internships. In addition, courses are designed to serve students in other departments of the University by developing their oral and written communication skills.

For information on the CAS/MBA Five-Year Program, visit our CAS/MBA Five-Year Program  page.

Course Information

Courses for Communication are listed under the prefix COMM.  For more information, on these courses visit our Communication Department Courses  page.  For more information on all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

For more information about the Communication department, visit its website.

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