The Communication degree has concentrations in Advertising, Communication Studies, Public Relations, and Sports Communication. The journalism program is designed to stir the student's spirit of curiosity, resourcefulness and concern about the issue of the day. Students practice the fundamentals of thorough news gathering and concise writing while they also study the history, literature and law of their field.
In upper-level courses they can explore the growing diversity of journalism. In television and radio news courses, students take their new skills into the studio, to incorporate the sights and sounds of news events in their reports. In the new area of multimedia reporting, students use computer technology to research, write and display their stories, connecting to audiences worldwide. The program also offers courses in feature writing, specialized reporting areas and readings from journalism's literary side.