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.
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.
Dr. Sally Bennett Hardig was informed May 18, 2016 that she would receive the 2015-16 University Academic Advising Award at Founders Day in October 2016. Dr. Hardig’s husband and son, along with COMM faculty and students, surprised Dr. Hardig with the announcement at a COMS meeting.
L to R: Sherry Ford, Roosevelt Mendez, Claire DeRosa, Paris Nelson, Sally Bennett Hardig, Bennett Bell, Tiffany Wang, Ray Ozley, Mike Hardig
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.