The central mission of the Department of Communication at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is to foster our students’ abilities to be socially competent citizens and to find meaningful employment through high-quality educational experiences.
Because communication underlies all human pursuits, we seek to prepare students with the ethical standards necessary to preserve the ideals of democratic free expression. We also seek to develop their abilities to produce, distribute, analyze and critically consume communication. In keeping with this mission, we will continue to offer courses that serve the needs and goals of all students from across the university. Maintaining the tradition of study of communication as a liberal art, and recognizing the often-blurred boundaries among communication specialties, we continue to offer an integrated Bachelor of Arts degree.
In addition, to meet increased demands in communication professions for specialized graduates, we offer a Bachelor of Science degree designed to provide the greatest focused preparation for students. Our key areas in the Bachelor of Science include: Public Relations, Journalism and Emerging Technology & Multimedia.