Communication and Society
The skills you develop as a major in Communication & Society apply to and support a wide range of professional positions including manager, events coordinator, conflict mediator, human resource/compliance officer and many more.
Communication & Society focuses on the role of human interaction in and among organizations. The skills and competencies apply to small and large business, government, and non-profit/community sites, the private, public, and third sectors. These skills are also critical in the context of global transformations, which increase contact between different cultural groups within uneven relations of power.
Students in the Science Communication sequence will develop the skills necessary to communicate scientific concepts, risk information and insights from people affected by public or private policy. Professional skills developed through the program are critical for any student planning to bring communication expertise to science, policy and societal issues.
With these skills, students can pursue positions in governmental, non-profit and private sectors dealing with scientific, natural resource and crisis issues. Science Communication students can also benefit from our program's focus on communicating science to a variety of constituents.
Students in Communication Technology will develop advanced skill in digital design techniques and social media integration into communication and media campaigns. These students will also learn to apply visual communication and media literacy principles to the critique of digital designs and new media technologies.
With these skills, students can pursue positions in a variety of sectors dealing with digital content design, digital content promotion, social media integration and communication technology consulting.