College of Communication



In her Commencement speech this May, alumna Andrea Taylor (COM’68) asked our graduating seniors, “What do you want your legacy to be?” She also said—and I wholeheartedly agree—that COM students are unlimited in their potential to change the world. You can leave another kind of legacy at COM—as a donor to the COM Fund. Read more.

At the College of Communication, students gain a deep understanding of communication in its various forms, combined with a solid grounding in liberal arts. Students become proficient in writing, oral communication, visual literacy, and digital media skills. The College combines academic rigor and professional “hands-on” skills in all areas of communication, including television, film, radio, public relations, advertising, journalism, and communication theory. COM graduates have been recognized as some of the best in their respective fields, having won Pulitzer Prizes, Emmy Awards, and Clio Awards, to name a few. Among our alumni are CEOs, Hollywood directors and screenwriters, stars in television and radio, and White House staffers.

Presently, COM is focused on moving to where the field of communications is going to be—and no other school is better positioned to do so. By aligning the curriculum and faculty to change, making strategic investments in signature programs, and building exciting new facilities, COM can and will become a leader in educating the 21st century’s communication professionals.