An acquired understanding of communication theory, research, and practice are central to the department’s mission. Effective communication has limitless applications across computer-mediated and face-to-face professional and personal contexts.
Co-curricular opportunities in digital media and student performances organizations enhance classroom instruction. The department's internship program places advanced students in positions outside the university, where they contribute substantive service to the community and professions.
The Communication Program also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree program. (see degree requirements)
The Hawkeye, the student-run newspaper at the University of Louisiana Monroe, returned to the College Media Association’s conference in New York City last month and brought home two national awards.
Several students at the University of Louisiana Monroe are members of ULM's student newspaper the Hawkeye, and its multimedia companion, Hawk-E News. The team consists of outstanding writers, photographers, editors, videographers, and TV and radio reporters.
As part of the Traveling Scholar Series, the Communication Program will welcome Dr. Belinda Stillion Southard to ULM’s campus March 8 to present a paper titled, “Crafting Belonging to Nation and World: Women's Rhetorical Practices in Post-Conflict Liberia.”
KXUL Radio - 91X, as it is known, is the 8,500-watt student-staffed FM radio station operated within the college. 91X is on the air with its modern rock format 24 hours each day, throughout the year. Students of all majors and classes are invited to join the 91X staff of volunteers. A limited number of work-study positions are available for the more experienced on-air staff members of the station, and for the station's student managers.
The Hawkeye and HawkTV - The Hawkeye is an award-winner student newspaper and online news source of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.