Degree Program Objectives

  • Interpersonal Communication Majors will be able to:

    • Apply current & seminal research & theory on interpersonal communication to an original Ethnography of Communication project
    • Critically examine the relationships among language, thought, & interpersonal action
    • Contribute interpersonal communication expertise to community-improvement programs
    • Recommend strategies for improving communication in interpersonal, small group, & intercultural contexts
  • Organizational Communication Majors will be able to:

    • Consult with organizations to improve their internal communicative processes
    • Address diversity issues & ethical dilemmas in organizations
    • Present effectively on behalf of organizations to internal & external audiences
    • Provide organizational leadership through sound managerial & team communication principles
  • Professional Media Majors will be able to:

    • Discuss the role of professional communication media in a free society & in an interconnected world
    • Produce industry-quality content for diverse & converged media platforms
    • Evaluate the ethical standards & practices of media professionals
    • Address local, national, & global issues through participation in UCentral Student Media
  • Photographic Arts Majors will be able to:

    • Apply the techniques & aesthetics of contemporary photographic styles to their own work
    • Present a portfolio of original photographic work in a public forum
    • Demonstrate awareness of global & cultural photographic standards and practices
    • Engage in self-exploration & self-criticism during the image-making process
  • Strategic Communications Majors will be able to:

    • Apply key strategic communications principles to organizational leadership challenges
    • Create research-driven communication campaigns that accomplish organizational goals
    • Contribute strategic communications expertise to community-improvement programs
    • Develop culturally sensitive communications & marketing strategies