Undergraduate Program Goals
Our Department is dedicated to developing students’ critical thinking, reasoning, and decision-making skills with the intent of empowering students to construct and deliver context-specific messages in their relational, vocational, and community endeavors.
Connecting People. Creating Meaning. Communication Studies.
Students who complete undergraduate degrees in Communication Studies should be able to:
- Describe the major theories of human communication and apply them to various contexts.
- Critique communication messages from a social science perspective.
- Cite evidence of the impact of communication on human behavior in interpersonal and/or organizational contexts.
- Identify and describe the functions of media in a democratic society.
- Investigate the role of verbal and nonverbal messages in the human communication process.
- Examine the relationship between communication and culture.
- Design and evaluate effective strategies for social influence.
- Examine ethical issues in various communication contexts.
- Evaluate social science criteria to examine communication research.
- Analyze the role of communication in conflict and conflict management.