The Department of Communication offers a framework for exploring human communication and prepares students to synthesize large amounts of complex information --- then create, design, and deliver advocacy and information to multiple public audiences in a multitude of message formats.
The Department of Communication
Mixing academic theory with project-oriented/skill building classroom assignments and hands-on experience, our graduates enter the professional world prepared to affect change and build successful careers in communication. We focus on fostering students' intellect and creativity in a relaxed, personal atmosphere that emphasizes quality work and high standards in the development of your professional communication skills. We supplement the academic work with real-world lessons to help you become productive and involved citizens in our society. The Department of Communication’s curriculum reflects the integrated nature of the modern communication workplace.
The Department of Communication develops professionals who will engage public and personal communication challenges with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. The department conducts scholarship and co-curricular experiences that advance communication theory and scholarly insight, and it shares the results with students, the academic community and related professions.
Our Bachelor of Arts degree features five areas of specialization including advertising, communication, journalism, public relations and telecommunications.
Our Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership provides in-depth study on how to make decisions, build strategies, design innovative messages, and change beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. We also offer a graduate certificate in Health Communication Leadership.
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UWF graduate student accepted into NASA programJune 6, 2018 | By Brandy Gottlieb; Photo by NASA and Alyssa Lee
Alyssa Lee, spring 2018 University of West Florida graduate and current UWF graduate student, is pursuing a career that is out of this world. This fall, Lee will begin the NASA Pathways Program with the Armstrong Flight Research Center. The program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to be considered for federal employment upon completion.
UWF Scholar Recognized for Contributions to Mass Communication HistoryOctober 22, 2018 | By Brandy Gottlieb
The American Journalism Historians Association recently awarded Dr. Tubbs, UWF assistant professor of communication, honorable mention for the association’s Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Award.