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Welcome from the Chair

Greetings! We invite you to become a part of The Department of Communication we offer two majors: Communication and Journalism & Broadcasting. Students who major in Communication have the broadest background in the communication field, ranging from interpersonal communication to public and mediated communication to organizational communication. Students can investigate the influence of persuasion in language, advertising, politics and more, and explore interpersonal and small–group communication in both informal and professional settings. Students who major in Journalism & Broadcasting can choose to specialize in one of four concentrations: media production, electronic/print journalism, public relations or media studies. Students can build skills in field and studio production, develop writing skills for print, broadcast and electronic media, learn about the many sides of PR from corporate communications and media relations to public affairs and more, or take an in–depth look at the social influence of media in our society. Students have access to state–of–the–art HD television studios, a digital radio production lab and a 20–station Mac computer lab. To complement your academic experience we offer many clubs and activities for you to become involved with.

Upon completion of their degree, many of our alumni pursue graduate studies or careers in sales, marketing, news production, advertising, counseling, personnel management or training and development. Recent graduates are successful members of advertising, sales and public relations organizations. Others have completed their doctoral studies in communication and are teaching at major universities. Journalism and broadcasting graduates have found employment in print and broadcast media across the country.

Our faculty is rich in academic and professional expertise and experience. Faculty members regularly publish in communication journals and are active in regional and national professional organizations. We share a commitment to serving our students through quality teaching and sound academic advisement. We pride ourselves on getting to know our students on a first name basis.

It is an exciting time to be a part of the Communication Department. Please feel free to call me at (585) 395–2157 if you need additional information or if you’d like to come to campus for a visit and tour. I look forward to hearing from you!


Monica Brasted, PhD
Department Chair

Last Updated 12/9/10


Where are our alumni now?

Tiffanie Wong ‘94
CNN, New York City, NY

Tonya Williams
1010 WINS, New York City

Jason Wentworth ‘98
KCOW, Alliance, NE

Allison Watts ‘96
Sinclair Broadcasting Headquarters,
Hunt Valley, MD

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