The Department of Communication provides students with the tools to understand how communication functions, how we use it to create meaning, and how to interpret the messages we receive.
We develop dynamic communicators who think critically and speak, listen, and write effectively.
We encourage freedom of expression, diversity of perspective, and tolerance of dissent to achieve the informed and responsible decision-making skills fundamental to a civil society and a global community. We cultivate the communication skills necessary to fulfill human potential and contribute to the public well-being. Finally, we promote ethical communication that enhances human worth and dignity by fostering fairness, responsibility, and respect for self and others.