College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Communication is all about delivering messages to people who need to know your information. The filed is one of the most exciting career areas to discover.  We are the department of social media, web page design, radio broadcasting, written media, new media, digital media, photojournalism, speech and rhetoric. This is an exciting area to study!  We know that communication is a critical skill for attaining leadership positions in every field. Good communication is a ticket to success in whatever you do.

At UVI we offer a broad program of study under the Communication Program. Every student at UVI gets a basic class in public speaking and interpersonal communication, People who major in Communication continue into deeper examination of four “tracks” of study: Broadcasting, Journalism, Computer Mediated Communication, or Speech.

Broadcasting

  • COM 205        Broadcasting I – Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
  • COM 340        Broadcasting II – Studio Operations and Management
  • COM 211, 212 213 and 214 Radio Production

Journalism

  • COM 200        Journalism workshop
  • COM 310        Newswriting for Mass Media II
  • COM 312        Feature writing
  • COM 315        Intro to Public Relations
  • COM 325        Desktop Publishing

Computer Mediated Communication

  • COM-230        Computer Mediated Communication ONE
  • COM 430        Computer Mediated Communication TWO
  • COM 325        Web Publishing
  • COM 435        Digital Entrepreneurship

Speech

  • COM 221        Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • COM 227        Voice and Diction
  • COM 401        Argumentation and Debate
  • COM 403        Rhetorical Criticism
  • ENG 343         Language Theory

We offer a varying selection of specialty classes  - the subjects depend on who is teaching and what subject is generating a lot of interest. Recently we had a class about radio studios – students built the studio and wrote the book on its operations. We had a selected topic that involved creating an entire movie from top to bottom and one is coming up in Gender Communication. Students can also pursue topics of particular interest for credit through directed studies and Independent projects. We expect every student to take an Internship and discover something new on-the-job.

The communication program is offered on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus.

For More Information Contact 
Title Name
Dean Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson
Department Chair or Program Coordinator Dr. Alex Randall
Administrative Assistant Ms. Mary Alexander