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Public Communication & Leadership

The Public Communication and Leadership major provides a broad foundation in communication theory, opening students to a wide range of occupational choices. Public Communication and Leadership students will investigate the theory of human interaction in various contexts and learn to apply that theory in practical ways through experiential learning opportunities. The major emphasizes effective and ethical communication in professional contexts. Students learn to apply their knowledge in real world situations, including communication in interpersonal and group settings, public speaking, organizations and mass media.

Program Outcomes

Public Communication and Leadership graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories in communication and leadership and demonstrate application of those theories through praxis.
  • Exhibit knowledge of a variety of communication and leadership skills for application in interpersonal relationships and group leadership in both the public and private sphere.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical approaches to communicative leadership.
  • Display competence in oral, written, and visual communication.