Department of Communication and Media Studies

The ability to communicate competently and to understand communicative acts is an asset contributing to success in both the public and private spheres. Human communication, however, is a complex process, and effective communication depends on our understanding of the structures and constraints of the process by which messages are transmitted and understood between senders and receivers.

Courses in Communication and Media Studies at Stetson University stress a strong liberal arts foundation in communication theory and practice. By choosing from offerings in areas such as interpersonal and small group communication or public discourse and mass communication, students can tailor a program to fit their interests and needs. In addition to classroom education, students have opportunities for practical experience off-campus through workshops and internships and with the campus newspaper, The Reporter, Florida's oldest college paper.