With approximately 300 majors and minors, Communication is one of the largest and most diverse departments on campus, offering over 40 courses that present considerable breadth and depth in the areas of rhetoric, media studies, and human communication.

The study of communication is inherently dynamic since it involves highly complex interactions between people and their environment, and between individuals and society. Over its long history, the discipline of communication has continued to change and expand to encompass new theories, account for new social and technological developments, and develop new methodologies and approaches for studying meaning-making and its political and social consequences.