University of Southern Indiana
Communications students in the newsroom of The Shield

Mission and Vision


The Communications Department combines journalism, mass communications and communication studies to create a theoretical, professional and applied approach to communication within a liberal arts context so students use communication to enhance their personal, professional and civic lives. The department offers a comprehensive program of coursework, extracurricular activities and experiential learning opportunities to empower students to think critically, to act ethically and to contribute to an increasingly global society.


To excel in communication education by creating an open and collaborative environment that embraces innovation and integrity by providing both classroom and experiential learning opportunities with the goal of producing tomorrow's industry professionals, civic leaders and lifelong learners who make a difference in diverse and global contexts.

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