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Department of Communication

Our communication department's award-winning professors will challenge you and help you develop the skills you need to thrive in your career and in your personal relationships. Whether your interest is in public speaking and debate, interpersonal and group relationships, organizational dynamics and change, or conflict and crisis, our courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Our mission​

It is the mission of the Communication (COM) Area faculty to educate students of Central Michigan University in the study of communication for the purpose of developing communication skills for effective citizenship, personal relationships, and membership in a diverse community, corporate, and social organizations. Toward this end, COM Area faculty will pursue two inter-related educational objectives: (1) to develop students’ understanding of the knowledge base, scholarly activities, and critical practices of the communication discipline; and (2) to enable students to apply their knowledge of the communication discipline in ways that reflect competent, appropriate, and ethical choices in interaction with other human beings.