Welcome to YSU’s Department of Communication! I’m so glad you stopped by to check us out.
There are over 200 students majoring in Communication Studies and Telecommunication Studies at YSU. These students find many outlets to build on the communication skills they learn. For example, Lambda Pi Eta, a student communication honorary organization, recognizes our outstanding students and provides an opportunity for greater involvement and leadership. Opportunities for active involvement in online programming exist with YSU sports broadcasts, Light the Wick, and Rookery Radio – YSU’s first-ever, internet-only, student-run radio station.
In the Spring 2013, we launched our first graduate degree program in interdisciplinary communication – a collaborative effort with the departments of English and Marketing.
Faculty members within the department are competent and caring teachers and mentors. They are active scholars engaged in their disciplines. Many hold interest in the study of mass media and new media, but other research interests include argumentation, organizational communication, interpersonal and intercultural communication, rhetoric, and research methods.
Our department is located in Bliss Hall within the Cliffe College of Creative Arts & Communication. Here, you will find a medium-sized department (a little more than 200 students) with a warm and cheerful environment that puts students first. Our facilities include smart classrooms, audio and video labs, and television studio.
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~ Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt