The journalism curriculum offers an in-depth look at the role media plays in our society. Students are encouraged to study and question not only the performance of the media, but also to question their own ideas about how the media should function. But journalism is not just theory. Cameron students also receive practical experience through work on the Cameron Collegian, the campus newspaper. This publication, produced by students, has received many state and national honors. To further expand their academic and practical experience, students are encouraged to participate in an internship during their senior year.
The Public Relations and Organizational Communication program emphasizes both a theory and hands-on approach to instruction. The theory emphasis allows students to examine the communication process and the flow of information in and outside an organizational structure. The hands-on approach allows students to develop writing and publication skills necessary to perform on the job. An internship during the junior/senior year is strongly encouraged.
The Radio/Television program is one of the fastest growing programs at Cameron. There are two fully equipped radio labs on campus, one television studio, and a state-of-the-art radio station, KCCU-FM. Radio/Television students also program Cameron's local campus television network CUTV with campus news, sports, and student government reports. Students gain a wide range of experience working at these facilities as well as local radio and television stations. Course instruction varies from basic to advanced production classes, broadcast news, programming, corporate video and much more.
The Speech Communication area of concentration has been a strong academic program for two decades. Performance skills in Speech will enhance the leadership development and professionalism of students regardless of the career. Typical careers range from teaching, federal and state jobs, law, politics, and the ministry.
Cameron's Forensic program has been nationally ranked since 1975 and has won two national Pi Kappa Delta titles in 1979 and 1981. Cameron has been ranked among the top ten schools in Pi Kappa Delta's national sweepstakes since 1977. Three Cameron students have been honored by receiving Pi Kappa Delta's "All-American" awards in 2005 and 2007. The Pi Kappa Delta National Office was located at Cameron for a four year period starting in 1981 and ending in 1985. We invite you to come and visit the Speech and Debate lab in the Communications building.