Academic opportunities at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences are one-of-a-kind. We offer the curriculum and conceptual foundation every communicator needs. You'll learn from our brilliant, experienced faculty who will challenge you to explore new angles of storytelling, hone your management skills, sharpen your creative edge and gain new experiences for academic and career success.
From top-tier faculty to state-of-the-art facilities, our academic departments offer something for everyone.
Whether you want to create, plan, design, write copy, sell or manage advertising, MSU's Department of Advertising + Public Relations can prepare you for an exciting career working for top agencies, corporations or non-profit organizations.
Rooted in research and presentation, our communication programs empower students with leadership and persuasion skills for careers in health communication, sales, promotion, public relations, human resources, broadcasting, political campaigning and other areas that influence society every day.
MSU's nationally recognized Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department prepares students to work as certified professionals and specialists in the field of communication disorders. CSD offers a multi-tiered program examining how humans physically communicate.
Getting the story straight takes critical thinking, excellent writing and superb visual communication skills — all hallmarks of MSU’s School of Journalism students. Students to step out of the classroom and into a great job, telling stories through all types of media. They choose writing, editing, video, audio, photography, design, information graphics, animation, 3D, virtual reality and more—for successful and cutting-edge careers in publishing, digital media, radio and television, film and immersive media.
The Media and Information Department at MSU challenges students to explore and create innovative ways to communicate - anytime, anywhere. Programs teach the skills students need to build successful careers in digital media, film production, radio and television, healthcare technologies, game design and development and media management.
An active learning community, Media Sandbox takes students across ComArtSci, mixes them together and puts them into real-world situations that test the abilities and skills they learn in the classroom. Students gain experience, grow personally and professionally, network and have a blast.
Stop by the College of Communication Arts and Sciences Academic and Student Affairs Office and work with student-centered professionals who can help with all of your academic needs.
Whether you need to find your advisor, make an appointment or update your course schedule - the ComArtSci Academic and Student Affairs Office can help. Professionals in the office will work with you, answer your questions and help guide you on your academic path.
Our nationally ranked study abroad programs will connect you wherever you want to go. So go ahead and spread your wings.
Michigan State University offers hundreds of options when it comes to study abroad programs. Many of these programs are sponsored by ComArtSci. They allow students to earn credits that count toward their major rather than let their study abroad credits eat up elective opportunities. This summer, I had the privilege of participating in the International Advertising in Europe program through ComArtSci. The experience consisted of three weeks in Amsterdam, Paris and London, visiting and learning from some of the most acclaimed advertising agencies across Europe.Read more
Our faculty really know their stuff. And when they're not pushing the frontiers of media forward, they're capturing imaginations in classrooms and giving individual support to each and every one of their students.
Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University, and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Purdue University.
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., is a tenured professor in MSU’s School of Journalism and the Faculty Excellence Advocate for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Her anthology includes journal articles, documentary films, radio documentaries, book chapters and a comic book - many works recognized by international communication associations such as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Broadcast Education Association.