Communications

  • The advertising major teaches students the creative and business practices of the advertising profession and prepares them for positions as layout artists, copywriters, media planners and account executives.
  • Students will complete courses in cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology and anthropological linguistics.
  • Undergraduates choose to major in communication studies because they enjoy studying human interaction and because their studies will enhance their lives and careers.
  • Undergraduates choose to major in communication studies because they enjoy studying human interaction and because their studies will enhance their lives and careers.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English provides students with a structured program of study, progressing from foundational to upper-division courses in literary, creative and rhetorical studies.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English provides students with a structured program of study, progressing from foundational to upper-division courses in literary, creative and rhetorical studies. The licensure option prepares students for teaching positions in secondary schools.
  • The emphasis in film, available only on the Gulf Park campus, prepares students to work with large and small motion picture production companies, federal or state agency production units or as independent producers, directors or production specialists.
  • The emphasis in media production prepares students to work in advertising and program production in broadcasting and cable television, and with corporations, government agencies and other businesses that utilize video communication.
  • The management emphasis takes students through a thorough course of study of management and business principals and practices in today’s entertainment industry.
  • The production emphasis offers students audio-recording courses in the program’s state-of-the art recording studio, video production, live sound management and entertainment industry seminars.
  • The French emphasis degree plan prepares students for work in which a foreign language and cultural knowledge are required, or for graduate study.
  • The state’s only nationally accredited licensure program prepares students interested in teaching Spanish or French.
  • The Spanish emphasis degree plan prepares students for work in which a foreign language and cultural knowledge are required, or for graduate study.
  • Students interested in earning the degree in two languages can select between: • Arabic • French • German • Greek • Latin • Portuguese • Spanish
  • The program serves business professionals interested in pursuing careers in the areas of administration, communication and/or development and training in government, health and private sectors.
  • The instructional technology emphasis serves both professional educators and those involved in instructional design, development and training in government, health and private sectors.
  • The broadcast journalism program prepares students to enter the challenging and competitive field of radio and television news (traditional and online) as reporters or producers.
  • The news-editorial program is designed to prepare students for positions in the news media (print and online) as reporters, editors and writers. All news-editorial students are expected to do practical work on The Student Printz student newspaper.
  • The photojournalism program is designed to prepare students for positions in the news media (print and online) as photojournalists.
  • The public relations program is designed to prepare students for careers as public relations practitioners and as consultants in business and industry, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.
  • The political science major prepares students for careers in national, state and local governments, law, teaching, international service and related fields.
  • The degree plan offers an overview of speech production and perception processes. Courses provide foundations for understanding normal and abnormal communication and methods of prevention and treatment.
  • The Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting is designed for students who are serious about specialization in acting, with an eye toward professional acting or further study at the graduate level.