We welcome you to the Department of Communication Arts at the College at Oneonta.
The mission of the Department of Communication Arts at SUNY Oneonta is to foster a diverse community of learners, scholars and practitioners working together in a dynamic and challenging academic environment. We seek to develop critical, effective communicators and active, informed citizens by blending a liberal arts tradition with a pre-professional education.
Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meaning within and across all kinds of contexts, cultures, channels and media (Association for Communication Administration, 1995).
As a department we place our greatest effort on teaching. Several of our teachers have won awards for excellence in teaching. Even though our teachers have achieved wide ranging professional respect in their specific fields—teaching remains our primary focus. Our goal is to help every student reach his or her fullest potential as a student of the communication arts. Our courses are designed to motivate the individual student towards self-evaluation,
self-improvement, and continued intellectual growth. We want our students to be able to apply the theories and principles of our disciplines to the real-world concerns of the
business, industry, media, and entertainment communities.
Whether our students move on to the professional world, or go on for further graduate study, our aim is for their development as intelligent well-rounded citizens, who will assume responsible places of leadership in an increasingly complex and competitive world of information, social change, and communication.
Abigail Murphy Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student who
has a minimum of junior class standing in the Communication
Arts program, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and is involved in extra-curricular
activities, community service, and employment. you can apply
for this scholarship through Student Association, Charles W.