Cannon College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Overview

Earning a communication degree will enable you to become knowledgeable and effective in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, organizational and group or public settings as well as radio, TV and internet careers. Our courses challenge you to critically examine the processes, strategies and results of diverse forms of communication. We provide practical application of communication principles in speaking and writing. In addition to taking regular courses, you will be placed in internships to gain practical experience in public relations, journalism and mass media to supplement your classroom experiences.

Gain hands-on experience at our campus TV station, WUTV, The Weekly Triangle, a student- edited weekly newspaper, and the university’s new online yearbook. All of these opportunities enable you to learn and use the skills needed in today’s communication environment.
Concentration areas in public relations, mass media/journalism, rhetoric and performance positions you for careers and professional growth and also provides a solid foundation for graduate study in communication. Other career opportunities are available through Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, which connects students with a national network of communication students and professionals.
Many of our graduates have careers in editing and publishing, sports information, adverting and promotion, broadcasting, media relations and public relations. 

Public relations
Journalism and mass media
Rhetoric and performance


Keith Cannon, Associate Professor


 The Weekly Triangle

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Classes of Interest
Visual Communication
Mass Media
Principles and Practices of Public Relations
Lambda Pi Eta -  National Honorary Society
Communications Majors Club
The Kat radio station 96.9 in Charlotte, N.C.
Howard Rosen Promotions
WDBJ Television, reporter/intern
Research Projects
Public Relations campaign for Wingate University’s “Don’t Dump Donate”
Persuasive strategies for non-profit organizations: Turning Point
Dr. Keith Cannon, advisor to the Triangle Newspaper and Eta Sigma Pi,
national Media Advisors Conference in Austin, TX.
Career Opportunities
Journalism – print, broadcast, new media
Public relations
Digital and visual communication
Organizational business communication
Graduate education and teaching
Web-based writing and design
Our Graduates
Kim Holt - Executive Producer, WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC
Patrik Bass - Senior Editor, Essence Magazine, New York City
Ryan Rose - Sports Information Director, Newberry College
Ryan Stanzel - Media Relations & Team Services Coordinator, Minnesota Wild
Niki Ferrante - Production Assistant, ESPN
Stacy Chapman - Promotions, WLYT Radio
Shannon Crisp -
Heather Stacy - Broadcast Supervisor, 24 Hour Fitness
Abby Coleman -  Student Success Coordinator, UNC School of the Arts