Our Communication Studies mission is to promote competent, ethical, and responsible production and consumption of symbolic messages in professional, social, interpersonal, and intercultural relations. We accomplish this by providing an environment that cultivates the lifelong teaching and learning of expressive and receptive abilities that individuals employ when they organize, make decisions, manage conflict, exert influence, create aesthetic experience, coordinate actions, and relate personally.
We offer the premiere small college experience with large university opportunities. As the nexus within our discipline and among disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, we endeavor to integrate diverse components of the communication discipline, as well as maintain a strong and unique commitment to supporting general education. Communication Studies adopts a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, and distinctively balances and integrates research and theory with practice. We embrace diversity in epistemological and theoretical perspectives and value interdisciplinary scholarship.
We pursue the leading edge in teaching and learning content and methods and strive to be responsive to changes in individual needs, societal trends, and market characteristics.