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Communication (Human Communication/ Journalism/ Multimedia/ Public Relations)

Communication is the basis for all relationships and is the key to success in our personal, social, and professional lives.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

In the communication degree program at Casper College, students choose from one of four emphasis areas:
  • Human Communication
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations

All emphasis areas offer students opportunities for skill development in workshops, in cooperative learning courses, and in service learning experiences.

Human Communication

The human communication emphasis focuses on:

  • Human communication theory and research
  • Applied skills in diverse communication settings and interactions

The Human Communication emphasis is relevant for those seeking careers or further education in:

  • administration
  • business
  • counseling
  • education
  • government
  • health services
  • leadership
  • ministry
  • social services
  • and more
Journalism

The journalism emphasis prepares students for:

  • a print media career
  • further study in journalism at a four-year school
Multimedia

The multimedia emphasis offers flexibility in your course of study and prepares you for a career or further study in:

  • print
  • video
  • radio
  • web
Public Relations

The public relations emphasis prepares individuals to function in a wide range of public and private sector positions requiring the skills of persuasive communication. Instruction will include:

  • communication theory
  • public relations
  • persuasion techniques, message/image design
  • marketing strategy
  • media and professional writing
  • public speaking
  • digital communications

Activities at CC

In addition to excellent classes, the communication department offers a variety of activities:

  • A nationally ranked forensics / speech and debate team affiliated with Phi Rho Pi, Cross-Examination Debate Association, American Forensics Association and National Parliamentary Debate Association
  • Chinook student newspaper
  • Internships at local TV and radio stations, and newspapers

What can I do with this major?

Attending your dream university starts right here at CC

A transfer agreement is available for this degree. Students who choose CC for their first two years of college are prepared to transfer and finish their degrees anywhere in the world. Learn how you can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or even your doctorate through one of our university partnerships with schools from across the country.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about these programs, view their listings in the academic catalog:

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Contact Info

Crystal Sosalla

Academic Assistant, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Pete Van Houten

Interim Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences