The Department of Communication at UMD strives to provide a comprehensive education with Majors and Minors in Communication and Journalism. Students studying with us can expect to interact with a diverse faculty teaching a wide range of courses that will prepare them for:

  • adapting to and influencing different audiences,

  • creating and critically analyzing messages,

  • becoming keen observers of human nature and human environments,

  • communicating ethically by embracing difference and diversity,

  • influencing public discourse through their understanding of communication, public affairs and leadership,

  • and developing skills in thinking, writing, storytelling, and speaking.

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