Communication & Media Studies


Arts & Technologies Cluster



No matter what career path you take after college graduation, effective and thoughtful communication will be critical to your success.

The Department of Communication and Media Studies will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in a wide array of fields, including advertising, digital communication, technical writing, and more. You may also choose to further your studies in graduate school, specializing in areas such as public relations, digital media, or film-making.

Our faculty, which comprises scholars and professionals in the field,  is committed to your academic success and will help you develop skills that are invaluable to today’s marketplace, including effective public speaking, presentation, written communication, and technical skills.

A CMS Alum recently wrote, “All of my teachers, especially in the Communications and Business departments, were always more than a professor. They were experts in their fields, storytellers, world travelers, mentors, your number one cheerleader, and outstanding educators”.

Department News

Latest issue of Communication Matters  2018 Fall Newsletter


The Communication and Media Studies Faculty: In Their Own Words

What makes the Department of Communication and Media Studies so great? Hear from the faculty about what they feel are the most valuable aspects of the department! This video was created for the department by Communication and Media Studies major Greg Rapoza.


Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society


– Do you have 60 credits overall?
– Do you have 12 credits in the major?
– Do you have an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher?
– Do you have a major GPA of 3.25 or higher?

If so, then consider joining Lambda Pi Eta!

2018 Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Inductees

This year’s inductees: Kaila Gutierrez, Monica Hamel, Ian Talty, Julia Thibaudeau


This year’s officers: Kelsey Danahy (President), Julie O’Leary (Vice President), Julia Thibaudeau (Secretary), Kaila Gutierrez (Treasurer),   Dr. Mary Beth Ray (Advisor)