Welcome to YSU’s Department of Communication! I’m so glad you stopped by to check us out.
There are over 350 students majoring in Communication Studies, Telecommunication Studies, and the Anderson Program in Journalism 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, The Jambar, Penguin Rundown, Light the Wick, and Rookery Radio – YSU’s student-run radio station.
Our graduate degree program in professional communication is a collaborative effort with the departments of English and Marketing. You'll take courses in communication, marketing and professional and technical writing.
Faculty members within the department are competent and caring teachers and mentors. They are active scholars engaged in their disciplines. Many hold interests in the studies 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. We also opened a new fully-renovated classroom and computer lab wing in Meshel Hall in 2017. In boasts a new team innovation lab, three speech capture labs, a speech tutoring center, and two Apple iMac labs complete with Adobe Creative Cloud access.
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~ Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt