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Department of Communication

The Department of Communication consists of two large, dynamic programs: Communication Studies and Mass Communication. The goal of the Department is to provide students with an excellent liberal arts education and prepare them for a wide variety of careers in business, teaching, journalism, television and film. 

Formed in 1925, the Department of Communication is one of the oldest college communication programs in the Southeast. The goal of the Department is to provide students with an excellent liberal arts education and prepare them for a wide variety of careers in business, teaching, journalism, television and film.

  • Communication Studies

    Our program emphasizes undergraduate liberal studies with courses designed to develop ethical, engaged, critically minded and culturally aware citizens who are prepared to use appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills to effectively create and manage meaning as leaders in their professions, community, and world.

  • Mass Communication

    The Mass Communication Program seeks to educate students not only in the finest traditions of both journalism and broadcasting, but to prepare them for the ever-changing information age. This happens both within and beyond the classroom, developing and applying the creative, aesthetic and technical skills essential to all forms of multimedia communication. Mass Communication- putting theory into practice.

  • Mass Communication student interviews UM basketball player

    Mass Communication student interviews UM basketball player

  • Photo Communication Studies Class students are sitting at computers with an instructor at the front of the classroom.

    Communication Studies Class

  • Communication Students posing for a group photograp at COMS Day 2012.

    COMS Day 2012

  • Dr. Hardig with six students in an outdoor setting.

    Dr. Hardig with Communication Study students.

  • Mass Communication Students discussion a class handout.

    Mass Communication Students

  • Three Mass Communication students working at computers with special equipment.

    Mass Communication class

  • Mass Communication students recording\Falcon Fever.

    Mass Communication students recording Falcon Fever.

  • MC215 Class visits Alabama's Channel 13 News.

    MC215 Class visits Alabama's Channel 13 News

  • Dr. Ford with Communication student.

    Dr. Ford with Communication student.

  • Students sitting in class with notebooks open at computer stations

    Communication Studies Class

Accessibility Notice

Reynolds Hall is a historic building that has a number of accessibility challenges.

The first floor lobby and offices are accessible from the rear entrances to the building. Communication faculty members are willing to arrange meetings in alternate locations and most classes can be relocated upon request.

Individuals unable to physically access the upstairs offices in the rear in Reynolds Hall may call 205-665-6210 for direct departmental assistance.

Requests for class relocation based on disability should be brought to the attention of the Disability Support Services Office (205-665-6250 or DSS@montevallo.edu).