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Communication has changed more in the last 10 years than it had in the century prior. With the rise of the Internet, social media, up-to-the-second journalism, micro-blogging and photo and video sharing, the ability to effectively communicate has become vastly more important in this fast-paced world.
At Lakeland College, we go beyond the traditional study of communication to offer a unique curriculum that accentuates the growing role of new media in communication.
This makes our 42-credit major one of the only communication programs in the region to specifically prepare students for the realities of the cultural and professional landscape created by new media, while staying true to the traditional study of communication that combines insights from creative and liberal arts, business, humanities and social studies.
At Lakeland, students majoring in communication can choose one of two disciplines for their studies: rhetoric and public communication or professional communication.
Regardless of your chosen emphasis, you will learn to develop your public speaking, writing and critical thinking skills, and become an engaged and ethical communicator, preparing you for a wide array of careers, including public relations, journalism, web content creation and analysis, public policy research, marketing, human resources, corporate communications, labor relations, and speechwriting.
Others will find that a degree in communication also provides a solid foundation for continuing one's education with a professional degree in law or business, or a graduate degree in arts, humanities or social sciences.
Click the links below to learn more about Lakeland's communication faculty.