The mission of the Department of Communication, Media Studies, and Journalism is to develop communication skills in our graduates, preparing them for a variety of careers and an informed global perspective. When studying for communication, media studies, or journalism classes, students cultivate skills as communicators and as communication consumers. Verbal, nonverbal, written or media enhanced channels of communication facilitate our human relationships and connectedness. Our interdisciplinary degrees recognize a global worldview profoundly affected by contexts, cultures, modes, media, technologies, and personal characteristics. CMSJ students learn and disseminate knowledge essential to personal, professional, political, economic, legal, social, and educational pursuits.
What makes the Associate of Arts Degree in Communication, the Associate of Arts Degree in Media Studies, and the Associate of Arts Degree in Journalism increasingly popular is the career flexibility each program offers to its graduates. Career options include communication-related positions in marketing & sales, training & human resources, journalism, public relations & public service, corporate media, and related areas of business, industry, government, and non-profit organizations. Students receive the foundation necessary to pursue advanced degrees in communication, journalism, media production and theory, law, business and marketing, religion, and education.