A New Department
With this new department, the communication studies and philosophy programs are able to offer more focused resources and attention to students and their individual needs. Both programs are looking forward to being able to emphasize public engagement more in their research and classes.
This program provides students with communication and human relations competencies and the critical thinking skills required for success in a variety of careers. Students receive a well-rounded education in speech communication and its related areas, including courses in debate, conflict resolution, public speaking, and more.
The philosophy program is a small, intimate program where students have the opportunity to pursue undergraduate research and receive individual mentoring from faculty. Through the program, students develop skills that allow them to generate ideas, solve problems, and communicate effectively.