Communication focuses on the concepts, theories, and practice of human communication. Students apply their understanding of communication research and principles to personal, professional, and community relationships and concerns. 

The department encourages students to tailor their program of study to meet their own interests. Majors select from one of six overlapping areas of concentration: Culture & Media, Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, Public Advocacy, and Relational Communication.

The Honors Program in Communication allows qualified students to pursue advanced study. A minor in Communication is also available.