Communications


Dr. Kimberly Davis
Department Chair
Office: (904) 470-8180

Overview:

The Department of Communications at Edward Waters College offers a unique undergraduate program that leads to a The Communications Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in four areas of concentration:

  • Digital Media Production (Radio/TV/Film)
  • Journalism
  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Communication Studies.

All Communications Students will gain invaluable experience in news journalism, radio and television production, speech and language arts, film studies, public relations, advertising, and marketing. The program’s curriculum prepares students to become professional communicators and artisans from an academic, business, executive, and management perspective with emphasis on writing, speech, reporting, production, and editing within a multimedia convergence arena. 

Academic Resources

In order to be admitted into the Communications Program, a student must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Have completed at least 30 credit hours of General Education courses
  • Earn a C or higher in the following General Education courses: 
    • ENC 1101 English Composition I: Introduction to Academic Writing
    • ENC 1102 English Composition II: Academic Writing and Research
    • COM 2000 Introduction to Communications
  • Be in good standing with the College (i.e. not on academic or conduct probation, etc).

Department Highlights

The students in the Communications Department have found new and inventive ways of learning their craft by serving Edwards Waters College in a media capacity. Students have engaged in various public relations, journalism, theater, video, film, photography, and advertising projects.

Our students write and produce radio and television and will have the opportunity to be on the air on the EWC TV station. EWC’s Mass Communication is distinctive because it offers hands-on experience taught by faculty who have industry experience.

Visit the Department of Communications website at ewcmasscomm.info for more information.

Program Goals

The goals and objectives of Edward Waters College’s Mass Communications program are to adopt an assessment of procedures that are consistent with those set forth by accrediting agencies and organizations such as the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).