Department of Communication

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The Department of Communication seeks to understand and improve human communication in all forms. Our teaching methods transform students from passive to active learners, deepening their knowledge of the historical, social and cultural effects of communication while providing comprehensive training in fundamental scientific processes.

Experiential Learning

Our department’s experiential learning programs provide students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the world outside the typical university setting.

  • Work side-by-side with faculty on a scholarly research project
  • Study abroad in Singapore through the UB SIM Singapore Program
  • Hone your skills and set yourself up for career success through a for-credit internship


A degree in communication opens doors to a variety of career opportunities and a myriad of future study options. Strong communication skills are prerequisites to positions in virtually any professional area. Public relations, marketing, sales, advertising, organizational management and work within civil and social agencies are all potential avenues for communication majors.


  • BA in Communication
  • MA in Communication
  • PhD in Communication


  • Minor in Communication