The Department of Communication offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism and Media Production.
The mission of the Communication program is to support Cameron University’s mission of offering educational opportunities for a diverse student body. The programs strive to develop students’ intellectual capacities, prepares students for entry into graduate school and communication-related professions, and play a role in general education.
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication attempts to balance theory and performance-based skills in two areas of concentration. As the two 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.)