Communication Program

 

Enter the world of communication
Picture yourself at an anchor desk ready to go on air. The lights are bright, the countdown starts, and you're on. Now, imagine yourself speaking to the press on your company's behalf. You're professional, in control, and know exactly what to say. A degree in communication can open the door to a number of career fields, from media and public relations, to marketing, business, consulting, education, writing, editing, and law.

University of Michigan-Flint communication students have access to valuable resources that will help them succeed in whatever career path they choose. Through internships and co-op experiences, students will put the skills and theories that they've learned in the classroom into practice. The Student Communication Association offers students the opportunity to practice their networking skills and make contacts with other professionals entering the field of communication.

Three programs, countless possibilities
Within the communication major, students can choose the general program in communication with an emphasis in speech communication, professional communication, or media studies; a teacher's certificate program in speech; or the honor's program in communication. Minors in communication, argumentation and advocacy, and the teacher's certificate in speech are also available.

Mission
The Communication Program will focus on providing excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the University and the greater community.  We will foster a student centered learning environment, where those we teach and serve will acquire the skills necessary to become leaders in their fields, their professions, and in their communities. Communication faculty and staff will both be models of effective communication and engaged citizenship as well as mentors for our students.

The learning objectives for the communication program are as follows:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Theory Literacy
  • Engaged citizenship
  • Scholarly Method or Inquiry
  • Oral Skills
  • Written comprehension
  • Appropriate Employability
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Cultural and Diversity Sensitivity
  • Confidence and Self Efficacy