Department of Journalism & Media Communication

The Department of Journalism and Media Communicationinvites students toexploreever-changingcommunications options and impacts. With our passionate community of faculty and students, our department provides experiences and knowledge to the next generation of journalists, communicators, managers, and content creators.

What We Do

Blend practice and theory to create effective, ethical and engaging communications strategies in multiple fields. With us, you will have the space to explore a wide range of technical and professional media offerings. Our expansive combination of adaptive curriculum, vast internship opportunities, and supportive personal and professional networks will provide you with a solid foundation to pursue your chosen interests and career.

Get to Know Us

Our community of faculty, staff, and students work together to communicate stories and information from a variety of perspectives. Learn more about your future mentors and instructors and the scope of work they’ve produced.


Our mix of researchers, scholars, and working professionals helps our students grow personally, academically, and professionally.

Research & Engagement

Our faculty’s distinguished scholarship and professional experience gives students and the community a real-world glimpse of the valuable work we do here.


We offer several activities and involvement opportunities to enhance your college experience.

Our Programs

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Through a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), gain the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for traditional and innovative approaches to professional journalistic and related communication responsibilities.

We prepare you for careers in traditional and online journalism, public relations, advertising, science communication, online media, video production, photography, sports and business media, and web design.


Explore communication concepts, theories, effects, and problems of communication, modern media, and journalism/communication education.


We prepare you for management careers in communications related to health, environment, science, and online communication; public relations, strategic communication, and/or the pursuit of higher-level academic work.


Our partially synchronous and online program prepares you for work related to internal and external communications. Students learn in-demand communication technologies, create multimedia content, develop communications plans, and analyze organizational strategies. This program is ideal for professionals seeking to advance or pursue career opportunities.


Our PhD program focuses on societal concerns, including the role of information in understanding contemporary issues, trends and events, and the impact of new communication technologies on citizens and professional communicators.