A major in communication is one of the most diversified areas of study available to students who wish to excel in business, industry, government or education at the local, state, national and international levels. Missouri Southern graduates in communication have found successful careers in:
- The Media
- State and National Associations
- Public Relations
- Public Communications
In the education process, emphasis is placed on media convergence exemplified by speaking and writing skills as well as gaining technical knowledge related to mass media production and publication.
Communication studies can provide the basis for a productive career and a rewarding personal life. Missouri Southern graduates in communication have found successful careers in media, government, education, public relations and hospitals, as well as local, national and international organizations.
A major in communication offers an array of career opportunities in such fields as television, radio, journalism, social media, and corporate and public relations. Communication curriculum acknowledges the diversity and interconnectedness among peoples, promotes an understanding of human values and prepares its students for leadership in a competitive world.
Faculty members emphasize multimedia communication exemplified by speaking and writing skills as well as technical knowledge related to mass media production and theory. Faculty members are committed to the continual assessment of programs to ensure that students develop communication competencies sought by business, industry, government, education and the professions.
The mission of the faculty, staff and students in the Department of Communication is to investigate, create, and disseminate information to a global public using a variety of communication and media channels. The learning and practical experiences provided by the department support the University's Mission to prepare students for successful careers and lifelong learning.
Those who may be interested in touring the Communication Department facilities and meeting with a faculty member may call 417 625 9580 and talk to the department's secretary, or call the University's Admissions Department at 417 625 9378 or toll-free in Missouri at 1-800-606-6772.
Note: This is not the department for University Relations. For URM please contact Cassie Mathes, 417-625-9399.