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Communication fosters the understanding of the process and practice of communication among individuals, groups, organizations, and cultures. We are grounded in verbal and nonverbal behaviors for corporate and public, printed, and mass audiences.

Specialization Areas

Communication Studies and Journalism curricula lead to the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Communication. Majors take a common, foundational core of courses, which serves a dual purpose. First, it focuses on the personal development and growth of the individual for success in both personal and career life. The program helps students to become focused, confident, polished, and creative professionals. Second, its courses are structured to develop career and professional competence in situational, corporate, public, and mediated environments and cultures.

Communication Studies

The bed-rock of the major core is oral (verbal and non-verbal) communication, reinforced in the written arena. Oral communication is emphasized. The curricula emphasizes corporate teamwork with individual collaboration along with the use of technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of communication.


Journalism curricula focuses on the fundamentals of written communication and critical thinking skills that translate to excellent multimedia storytelling in reporting and public relations settings.

Practical Experience

These specializations combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on application. The curricula stress practical experiences. The student magazine, newspaper, radio station, yearbook, the regional PBS-affiliate television station, and the forensics (speech and debate) team are integrated with class work. Further, majors are encouraged to participate in internship and co-op programs.  

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Mailing Address:

Tennessee Tech University
Department of Communication
P.O. Box 5072
Cookeville, TN 38505

Street Address:

1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505
Roaden University Center, Room 376

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(931) 372-3060