Communication Studies - 2008/2009 Undergraduate Catalog

Interim Chairperson: Christine Lemesianou

The Department of Communication Studies offers a major in Communication Studies with an option of three concentrations: Organizational Communication, Public Relations and Speech Communication. The program emphasizes research and writing, oral presentation and visual communication through effective information processing. The department prides itself on the exceptional quality of its faculty, the success of its graduates, and the extensive range of its academic-professional curricula. Communication Studies, a major featuring both liberal arts and professional training, afford students an abundance of opportunities to participate in meaningful learning experiences. Responsibilities increase as their training proceeds and prepares students for a multitude of careers.

Special features of the Communication Studies academic program include three concentrations, specialized internships, Dannis B. Eaton Public Speaking Competition and the National Communication Honor Society of Lambda Pi Eta. The Department of Communication Studies is an accredited institutional member of the National Communication Association. The Bachelor of Arts degree from the Department of Communication Studies requires a successful interview for admission into the major or minor. The dates and requirements for department admission and interviews may be obtained by calling the Department of Communication Studies at 973-655-7471.

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