Richard A. Kallan, Chair
|Jane R. Ballinger
Sandra K. Evans
|Nell Huang Horowitz
Wayne D. Rowe
Kang Hoon Sung
An increasingly complex society needs individuals to inform, interpret, and explain to the public the problems of that society. The Communication major prepares students to fill positions in the mass media, business, government, and education.
Students select one of three subplans to complete the major - Journalism, Public Relations, and Organizational Communication.
The Organizational Communication Subplan should be chosen by students who wish to emphasize interpersonal and intercultural communication in preparation for careers in business/industry or in preparation for graduate or professional school.
The Journalism Subplan is designed for students planning careers in editorial and supervisory assignments with newspapers, magazines, industrial publications, and broadcast media.
The Public Relations Subplan should be chosen by students planning careers in public relations, advertising, and human resource management that require skills and knowledge in the use of written, oral, visual, and multimedia communication.
The Department offers minors in Journalism, Public Relations, and Organizational Communication.
The Communication Department sponsors the weekly student newspaper, The Poly Post and the on-line thePolyPost.com. The Department also supports an annual special event, COM Day, a professional networking event.