Department of Communication


The Department of Communication at Wright State welcomes you to share our passion and dedication to the field of communication. Communication is central to all activities whether it is in political communication, public affairs campaigns, or social media.

Join more than 300 majors earning B.A. degrees in Communication Studies and Media Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. We also offer minors in Communication Studies, Health Communication, and Media Studies. Our faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduates 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.

Study from a social scientific perspective how humans create, transmit, receive, and respond to messages. The communication studies program will help you better understand intrapersonal and interpersonal communication. The mass communication program shapens your skills in mediated processes and effects, social media, digital media, and other multimedia processes. 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. Your courses will underscore real-world experiences with theoretical frameworks. Your ability to critically think 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.

Mary L. Rucker, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor

Ronnie Moreland, Communication major


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