Richard L. Krause, M.A., M.S.J., Chair
- Communication Major
- Communication Major (Electronic Media Option)
- Communication Major (Journalism Option)
To study communication is to study the messages that bombard us daily through the print and broadcast media, the film industry, and the emerging communication technologies, such as social media. To study communication is to learn about the ways in which we interact with one another — how we inform and persuade one another. The communication major offers students three areas of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree: electronic media, journalism, and general communication. The objectives of the communication major are to advance student skills in the areas of writing, speaking, editing, audio and video production, and social media production; to provide students with technical knowledge and experience in the fields of print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and the visual arts; to develop students’ critical thinking skills so that they become thoughtful producers and consumers of media; and, to prepare students for graduate study in a related field of communication.
It is expected that a student in the Communication major program will complete field-related experience that may come from one or more of the following areas: the Yellow Jacket, the Mad Anthony, WCYJ-FM, WCTV, the Sports Information Office, the Waynesburg University Sports Network, the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, the Design Group, or any other field-related activity approved by the Department of Communication.