- Department of Communication
- Success Stories
- Faculty Profiles
- WPUM-FM 93.3
- Academic Catalog: (Course Descriptions)
Communication - The field of study concerned with the transmission of information by various means, such as speaking, advertising, journalism, or broadcasting.
Have you ever dreamed of being an actor, anchor, or DJ? Did you know that the way you are sitting right now is communicating at least five things to someone watching?
Fact 1: Communication skills are the number one attribute employers look for in an employee.
Fact 2: Studying communication will help you become a better speaker and listener.
Fact 3: Many Communication minors pursue positions in management, marketing, public relations, banking, teaching, and the entertainment industry, to name a few.
Why Communication at SJC?
Variety: A Communication minor is an excellent support for a variety of career choices, such as public relations, marketing, human relations, business administration, government, social services, education, community relations, journalism, and more, including advanced study in graduate or law school.
Dedication to Excellence: Students of communication examine how humans communicate to create communities, whether in face-to-face interactions, small groups, or large organizations; with peers, colleagues, or strangers; or through formal and informal methods. Courses at SJC combine both theoretical background and practical applications, allowing students to develop their abilities to articulate ideas, adapt appropriately to a variety of audiences, and critically assess the messages of others.
Hands-on Experience: The radio and television studios at SJC have professional, broadcast-quality equipment, and students are encouraged to get involved in their freshman years. You can get involved as a reporter, anchor, producer, writer, or camera operator for WPUM TV6. You can be a DJ and have your own show on WPUM-FM 93.3. You can also get involved in the Columbian Players (the oldest existing club on campus) and be part of one of their many stage productions. Many Communication students at SJC also take part in internships. Some recent radio and television internships include: WHZR in Logansport, Indiana; WTTW, WJMK Magic 104.3 in Chicago, Illinois; WLFI TV in Lafayette, Indiana; and The Golf Channel in Orlando, Florida. (Success Stories)
Faculty and Class Size: Professors in the Communication Department each have a master's degree in their fields of expertise, in addition to extensive experience from states all over the country. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students. (Faculty Profiles)