The Department of Communication offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication.
The mission of the Communication program is to support Cameron University’s mission of offering educational opportunities for a diverse student body. The program strives to develop students’ intellectual capacities, prepares students for entry into graduate school and communication-related professions, and plays a role in general education.
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication attempts to balance theory and performance-based skills in four areas of concentration: speech communication, radio/television, journalism, and public relations/organizational communication. As the four areas demonstrate, the disciplinary perspective of the Communication program tends to be centered in all areas of oral and mass communication. Major activities of the department include: AggieCentral.com (convergence journalism campus news website), Broadcast contests, CUTV, High School Speech Demonstration Day, KCCU, Public Relations contests, Speech and Debate Team, Summer Speech-Debate Camp for high school students, and The Cameron Collegian (weekly campus newspaper). Five student organizations in the department are: Broadcast Club, Lambda Pi Eta, Pi Kappa Delta, Public Relations Student Society, and Society for Professional Journalism. (See Communication Department's web pages http://www.cameron.edu/communication.)