Department of Communication


We live in a highly diverse and interactive world that is influenced through human and mediated communication, so being equipped to connect, inform, persuade, and negotiate with others through face-to-face and virtual communication is a requirement for all citizens. Communication specialists will lead the way as practitioners of strategic communication and emerging media.

You have options...

Communication is naturally interdisciplinary, which means it pulls from and contributes to information across various programs of study. There are several ways you can include communication into your studies here at Frostburg State University--some within the Department of Communication and others in related departments. Choose from multiple options:



How are they different?

Strategic Communication

the study and practice of strategic communication

Strategic Communication helps you to plan strategically and ethically the HOW and WHY of human communication. This includes developing messaging, building relationships, respecting diverse cultural identities, and managing effective and influential organizational and public communication.

Careers you may pursue with a Strategic Communication degree include:

  • Citizen Rights Advocate
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Labor Relations or Human Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mediator or Attorney
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Policy Advisor
  • Politician
  • Social Media Strategist

Emerging Media

the study and practice of emerging media

Emerging Media focuses on large-scale human communication examining how media works and affects our society. You’ll put your knowledge to work to develop, share, and evaluate effective messages to large, targeted audiences.

Careers associated with a Emerging Media degree include:

  • Audio Engineer
  • Camera Operator
  • Content Creator
  • Film Editor
  • Master Control Operator
  • Media Manager
  • Media Writer
  • Podcaster
  • Television Producer


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Department of Communication

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    101 Braddock Road
    Frostburg, MD 21532