The mission of the Department of Communication Studies is (1) to provide students with frameworks in which to understand communication processes to help them navigate through a world made increasingly complex by rapidly-changing technologies and media; (2) to enhance the variety of mediated and non-mediated communication; (3) to develop the ability to evaluate messages analytically and critically; and (4) to stimulate appreciation of communication in its many forms. The department exists to provide quality instruction that assists students in becoming intellectually-aware citizens who are ethical, competent communicators. Further, the department seeks to maintain and develop the body of scholarly knowledge that unites the field.
The Department of Communication Studies offers undergraduate programs in Broadcast & Integrated Media Production, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Media Sales & Ratings, and Speech Communication. Students may earn the Bachelors of Arts (B. A.) Degrees in Speech Communication and in Telecommunications or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Telecommunications, or take a minor in Speech Communication. Morgan State also offers a Master's in Telecommunications Management.
|The Speech Proficiency Examination|
The Department of Communication Studies administers the Morgan State University Speech Proficiency Examination. This examination is a graduation requirement for all Morgan students and should be taken during the SOPHOMORE year.
There are three (3) parts to the examination: pronunciation, oral reading and a 3-5 minute original speech delivered extemporaneously. Students enrolled in SPCH 101 are automatically administered the Speech Proficiency Examination in that class. However, they must pass the examination, and taking the class does not automatically satisfy the Speech Proficiency Examination requirement. All other students (including those who receive transfer credit for having completed SPCH 101 elsewhere) MUST take and pass the Examination before graduation.
|The New Technology Program|
The New Technology Program is the part of the Communication Studies Department that handles the technology needs of the department's students, and provides them with knowledge and expertise in using the state-of-the-art equipment that's an everyday and integral part of their careers. The program also provides assistance to the Morgan State University Office of Student Media, training future journalists in the techniques and methods in practice by the nations top journalism agencies.
Our mission to our students is to unite the theory students learn in their courses with the practices of the real, fast-paced world of the broadcasting industry.