Department of Communication


The Department of Communication welcomes you to share our passion and dedication to the field of communication. Communication is the means we use to navigate change and is central to all activities: political communication, public affairs campaigns, social media or mass communication to transmit our message.

We welcome all prospective students to join more than 300 majors earning B.A. degrees in Communication Studies and Media Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, a reason we are dedicated to the inclusion and equity of our student population. We also offer minors in Communication Studies, Health Communication, and Media Studies, and our faculty, staff, and undergraduate students are dedicated to keeping current in their fields of expertise. You can join our alumni, one of the highest number of graduates at Wright State, in striving to make the world a better place through the currency of information.

In the field of communication, we study all forms of communication from a social scientific perspective exploring the ways humans create, transmit, receive, and respond to messages. The Communication Studies program will help you better understand intrapersonal and interpersonal communication. Our Media Studies program will help you sharpen your skills in mediated processes and effects, social media, digital media, and other multimedia processes and platforms. Our Health Communication minor will help you become more health literate improving the quality of your health and improving clear communication between healthcare providers and patients.

Your intellectual, organizational, and social abilities will increase through our new curriculum. These abilities can be applied to a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, organizational, and mediated settings. Our courses underscore real-world experiences with theoretical frameworks. Our courses will give you the ability to think critically about the world around you cannot be overemphasized. We strive to help you participate in a democratic society as an informed and civically engaged citizen and demonstrate global and multicultural competence.

Visit the Department of Communication at 425 Millett Hall and review the mural where graduates post their business cards. We are proud to share some of our students' most recent work as well. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for real-time information, news, events, and activities.

Ronnie Moreland, Communication major


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