Communication Arts
Location: IRC - B12
Phone: 607-436-3411
Fax: 607-436-2420

Student Clubs

The department supports three student clubs. The clubs include the Video Production Club, WONY Radio, and the Communication Arts Society.

Communication Arts Society

The Communication Arts Society explores and participates in out-of-class experiences that help further their understanding of communication in real-life situations.

WIRE Video Production Club

The Video Production Club has its own video recording and editing equipment and members pursue experiences in making videos and even production of talk shows and game shows with student participants.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), ĩĨH has nearly 420 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.

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A background in communication studies provides a student with the knowledge, skills and experience to create a career plan of his or her choice. Beyond the preparation of specialists, communication studies is essential to involvement in many professions and in all human interactions. Those pursuing careers in government, social services, law, and education find the ability to communicate vital for success.

A recent survey found that top management regarded communication as the single most vital skill needed in an organization. Following are examples of positions held by recent communication studies graduates: public relations consultant, foreign service officer, campaign director, public information officer, market researcher, legislative assistant, advertising sales director, speech writer, and conflict resolution mediators.

The revolution in electronics has given added importance to the study of mass communications. Global media capability makes us increasingly dependent upon spoken and visual symbols for information and understanding. Students pursuing Mass Communications major can find jobs in the areas of print and broadcast journalism, electronic media, motion pictures, advertising, public relations, and corporate communication.


Major Program areas

Communication Studies

introduces students to the theories and practices of oral communication and persuasion. Students in this major usually seek careers in business related fields, as well as corporate communication, advertising, sales, public relations, and events management.


Mass Communication

is designed to meet the needs of students who seek careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, film, audio production and video production.