The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in communication.
Communication majors study theory and practice in a focused set of courses designed to maximize professional development. Communication graduates are prepared for careers in multimedia fields, journalism, public relations, and human communication. The program offers excellent preparation for graduate studies.
Coursework includes a required core of communication courses, a set of elective courses, and courses in a concentration selected from the following areas:
An important feature of the program is its emphasis on blending classroom learning with practical experience and cocurricular activities that result in exciting and challenging study. Most courses in the major feature structured team-based work that prepares students for a contemporary workplace.
Communication majors are actively involved in several student organizations, including the Public Relations Student Society of America, Sycamore Video, WISU-FM, a 13,500-watt stereo radio station, and Lambda Pi Eta, a communication honor society.
Majors are encouraged to pursue other opportunities including study abroad (ranging from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries), the University Honors Program, and certificate programs in nonprofit leadership or in professional communication.
Special Note: In addition to the communication major (listed above), the department also offers a minor in communication that includes 21 credits. The communication minor is open to all non-communication majors—and is an excellent way to increase employability and supplement skills and abilities.
Our graduates are well prepared for careers in their chosen area study. In addition, the Communication Program is excellent preparation for graduate study. Listed below are a few of the opportunities.
Communication and Culture
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Communication offers a variety of scholarships and awards.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.