Developing good communication skills is one of the fundamental goals of an Evergreen education. Writing and speaking are emphasized across the curriculum through multiple writing formats, small seminars, collaborative projects, and class presentations.

At Evergreen, you can learn about interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, and mass communication in tandem with studies in:

  • Psychology
  • Leadership
  • Global societies
  • Conflict management
  • Business
  • Political economy
  • Media arts

If you want to practice media-based communication skills, you'll have access to state-of-the-art sound recording and television studios, a thriving student-run newspaper, and an on-campus community radio station.

Communication is inherently interdisciplinary and can lead to careers in public relations, media production, education, human resources, marketing, and management.

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Faculty Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Blakeslee, Steve English, writing, literature
Blewett, Lori communication
Kennedy, Cynthia leadership
McMillin, Paul historical sociology, information studies
Partridge, Penelope

Choosing What to Take at Evergreen

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.