Description of the major
Communications is an interdisciplinary program that combines practical, professional instruction with critical and cultural examinations of mass media. The program's interdisciplinary and theoretical approach enables students to understand the contextual relationships between contemporary media and ethics, history, drama, and art, as well as the mechanics of emerging information technologies. The program features small classes, a multidisciplinary faculty with real-world professional experience, high-technology laboratories, and an excellent location for media internships. This major helps students prepare for careers in areas such as public relations, journalism, graphic design, photography, new media, advertising, media production, and telecommunications. Because of the analytical approach, students can use the major to prepare for postgraduate studies.