About the Department of Communication

Do you have a passion for journalism? Entertainment? Media communications? Explore your options with the CWU Department of Communication and discover the degree path that is right for you. We are committed to creating welcoming spaces where you can flourish as a student and future communications professional.

Why Study Communication at CWU?

Studying communication at Central prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities spanning journalism, public relations, advertising, business and industry, government, social and community service.

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The importance of communication.

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Student Resources

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Departamento de Comunicacion

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Our student-centered, interdisciplinary approaches will welcome you into a community of instructors who care about you and your academic journey.

Degree Options

Join a program designed to help you discover and hone your potential.


  • Communication Major, BA
  • Media and Journalism Major, BA
  • Public Relations Major, BA

Minors and Certificates

  • Entertainment and Lifestyle Writing Certificate
  • Radio Broadcasting Certificate
  • Advertising Minor
  • Communication Minor
  • Journalism Minor
  • Non-profit Organization Management Minor or Certificate
  • Organizational Communication Minor
Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising Center.


Check out our Student Media. We support a weekly student newspaper, student lifestyle magazine, weekly student newscast, and student-run public relations agency.

“Modern history, including the most recent, has reminded us that the importance of good, responsible journalism for a healthy democracy cannot be understated,” Francesco Somaini is the Chair of the Department of Communication.

Questions? Contact Us

Department of Communication

Lind Hall 109

Mailing address
Central Washington University
400 E University Way MS 7438
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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