Department Mission Statement:
The faculty of the Department of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will offer communication courses of the highest quality to undergraduate majors, non-majors and graduate students through formal classroom instruction, distance education, laboratory experiences and internships.
The faculty are uniquely qualified to provide instruction in the areas of advertising, broadcasting, journalism, multimedia, organizational communication, public relations, speech communication, sports communication and speech education.
Minimum Grade Point Average in the Major
Students selecting a major in the Department of Communication must earn a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. in the major.
Students selecting a major in Journalism and Mass Communication must compile evidence of achievement particular to their chosen career field. Students will present this portfolio and discuss its contents with a Faculty Portfolio Committee in the semester prior to their graduation.
Journalism and Mass Communication majors are expected to take JMC 100GS Global Media Literacy as a General Studies course. It is recommended that students consult with a departmental advisor about this issue.
Minors in Advertising, Broadcasting, Journalism, Multimedia, Public Relations, Speech Communication, and Sports Communication are available. The Elementary Education Major has a specially defined minor in Speech/Theatre.