Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies

Gain the tools you need to navigate the communication challenges of the 21st century and communicate with purpose and passion.

Student writing in Freedom Square

The origins of this department date back to the university’s founding and classes in rhetoric and speech in 1866. Today, more than 1,000 students who major in the discipline explore the structure, processes, aesthetics, functions, ethics and criticism of mass media and human communication.

The department has established itself as a leader in the mid-Atlantic region by providing programs that help students achieve outstanding visual, verbal and written communication skills.

What We Offer

Choose from broad and diverse coursework in advertising, journalism and new media, public relations and communication studies. All programs help you become a critical thinker and effective and ethical communicator.

Gain knowledge in theory and research as well as practical skills that are applicable to a wide range of careers.

Community Relationships

The department builds and maintains strong relationships with alumni and community leaders from the business, government and nonprofit sectors. Use practical, innovative experiences and partnerships to prepare for a successful communication career.

Contact Information

Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies

Location
Media Center
Room 114
Hours

Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.