2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication Studies Department

Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 224
(607) 753-4201


Arts and Sciences


Paul R. van der Veur (Chair), Steve Gordon, John C. Hartsock, Catherine Hischak, David A. Hollenback, Caroline K. Kaltefleiter, Samuel L. Kelley, Kathleen A. Lawrence, Thomas O. Mwanika, Syed H. Pasha

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration section.

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts in New Communication Media

Majors Offered

Communication Studies
New Communication Media

Concentrations Offered

For Communication Studies majors only:
Media Production
Public Relations and Advertising

Minors Offered

Communication Studies


The Communication Studies Department offers degrees in both communication studies and new communication media. These majors are designed to allow students to tailor their program of study to meet personal learning and employment objectives. The communication studies major is focused on scholarly analysis and application of human communication in all its complexity. It prepares students for careers as communication specialists in the public or private sector and in mass media. Communication studies majors receive a bachelor of arts degree in a program that balances theory, analysis, writing and applied skills development.

The new communication media major allows students to acquire the skills necessary for careers in the development of digital content for a variety of media and broadcast-related industries. Students also choose courses in related content areas including art, communication studies and computer applications. Course offerings in both majors are supplemented through work with the student-run campus media, an extensive internship program and a highly developed study abroad program.

Special Features

  • Internships
  • Dragon Chronicle
  • Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sigma Delta Chi
  • Study abroad
  • CSTV-60


  1. Degree Requirements listed here apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours


I. Major

IV. Minor