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Communication and Media Studies

In Communication and Media Studies students gain the tools necessary to engage in critical inquiry and effectively communicate to challenge and change the world we live in. With a blend of innovative coursework and experiential learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, our students are well equipped with practical skills essential in today’s job market. Whether you are looking for a path in leadership or critical thinking the Communication and Media Studies department offers two unique majors with unlimited possibilities.

Critical Communication and Media Studies

Engaging in intellectual dialogue and critical inquiry, both in and out of the classroom, Critical Communication and Media Studies (CCM) students gain the tools needed to become contributing scholars, practitioners, and citizens who study and work in multiple forms of communication.

Organizational Communication & Leadership

Designing their own paths to professional success leaves Organizational Communication & Leadership (ORG) graduates prepared to lead corporate and nonprofit organizations or continue on to post-graduate studies.


Department Highlights

Student Opportunities

Though the required CMS coursework provides students with a broad and deep understanding of communication, learning doesn’t just end in the classroom. CMS students are encouraged to strength their expertise through unique student opportunities both during the year and in the summer.

Careers and Internships

Building connections and valuable work experience are important to our CMS student success stories, providing them with the flexibility to move across fields as careers and professions evolve. With a large network of both career and internship opportunities, students can build and develop their own path to success.