About the Department of Communication

We live in a communication-oriented society

We spend 75% of each day communicating, so it's no wonder people across professions recognize the need to communicate effectively. As a leader of today, you'll need to be a great communicator.

Through the study of communication, you'll learn about human communication processes and their role in the creation and development of social experience. Interpersonal and public communication covers a variety of areas such as public speaking, intercultural communication, organizational communication, family systems, communication education, small group communication, debate, and persuasion.

The Study of Communication

Programs in interpersonal and public communication help you build strong communication skills - skills you'll need for successful careers and relationships.

The world of business values solid communication skills.

The American Society of Personnel Administrators listed oral communication, listening ability and written communication as three out of the four top skills needed to get a job. Company presidents believe that communication is the second most important skill contributing to effective leadership. Strong communication skills do more than help people get jobs. They also allow employees to succeed in the jobs they have.

Good communication skills are equally important in family and social relationships. Individuals who can express their feelings and understand the feelings of others are often more successful in their personal relationships. The ability to offer feedback to family and friends and to engage in constructive conflict with them depends on communication knowledge and skills.

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