Major in COMM at the UofM
The COMM Department offers two concentrations at the undergrad level: Communication Studies (at the main campus, the Lambuth campus, and online) and Film & Video Production (at the main campus only).
Communication Studies offers students a broad education spanning interpersonal, public, and mediated communication practices, preparing students for a range of careers. Film & Video Production offers students the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the film and video production industry or as an independent filmmaker. Both concentrations prepare students for graduate study as well.
We offer our majors a variety of co-curricular opportunities, such as Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society; the annual public speaking competition; the annual student film festival, Focus Fest at Malco's Studio on the Square; and volunteer opportunities at the campus radio station, WUMR Jazz 92 FM.
We also offer a variety of hands-on, "real world" learning experiences through service learning in select courses as well as credit for internships.
"As an adult learner, I initially felt a little intimidated with getting back on the education track. My advisors worked with me to devise an aggressive plan that helped me complete my studies in record time and ultimately land a wonderful position with KQ Communications, a purpose-driven marketing, PR and creative services firm where every day I am empowered to use what I learned and do what I love: communications." - Joyce McKinney, BA '14, Senior Account Executive, KQ Communications