We develop dynamic communicators who think critically, speak, listen, and write effectively.
The Department of Communication engages students in theoretical and applied knowledge, empowering them to pursue meaningful lives, relationships, and careers. Our mission is to produce well-rounded communicators who are capable of speaking and listening effectively, thinking critically, and writing clearly.
We strive to embody this mission in several ways. 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.
Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service.