Jacquelyn Miller, PhDActing Chair206.firstname.lastname@example.orgVerna McKinnon-HippsAdministrative Assistant206.email@example.com
The mission of the Communication Department is to foster the practice and study of communication to inform and transform society for the better. The department promotes the study of communication and the arts of persuasion, community-building, and journalistic reporting that contribute to the Greek ideal of the "agora" as the center of a democratic, diverse society. We pursue this mission by encouraging:
We envision a world where communication is founded on respect for individual autonomy and equality, and where such communication contributes to self-realization, self-determination, and democracy.
The department offers BA and minor degrees in Communications Studies, Journalism, and Strategic Communications.
BA degree programs:
Go to the main degree page for details and degree requirements for the BA and minor degrees.
Faculty, Students Delve into Pop Culture, featuring Professor Chris Paul and students Kathryn Smith (Strategic Communications major) and Anina Walas (Communication and Psychology major). Read the article here.
Alumni News: Alaska Airlines names Shaunta Hyde, class of 1992 Journalism major, managing director of community relations. More here.
Professor Caitlin Ring receives a Summer Research Fellowship to examine hate speech in social media. More here.