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Departmental Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations/Advertising, and Radio/Television Programs

At the completion of their degree program students enrolled in one of the mass communication majors will be able to:

Learning Outcome #1: To demonstrate critical thinking skills;

Learning Outcome #2: To demonstrate creative and expressive ability;

Learning Outcome #3: To communicate professionally and appropriately for various contexts;

Learning Outcome #4: To understand ethical and/or legal issues and apply them appropriately;

Learning Outcome #5: To communicate competently using different communication channels (written, oral, digital/technological);  

Learning Outcome #6: To demonstrate engagement as professionals and citizens at the local, national, or global level.

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Arts in Communication

Graduates from the Master of Arts in Communication program should know or be able to demonstrate the following student learning outcomes:

Learning Outcome #1: Knowledge of communication processes.

Learning Outcome #2: Knowledge of communication theories.

Learning Outcome #3: Knowledge of communication research methodologies.