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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 National Communication Association Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award winning 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.

COMS Rex Mix Award

COMS faculty, students, and alumni gathered in Dallas, TX to accept the 2017 National Communication Association Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award. Front Row L to R: Dr. Sally Bennett Hardig, Dr. Ray Ozley, Dr. Tiffany Wang Back Row L to R: Mollie Boynton, Paris Nelson, Becky Leach ’15, Christie Johnson, Xavier Scruggs

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.