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Announcement & Latest News/Events

  • Communication Awards Dinner, Friday, 5/13/16
  • Pathways to Excellence Gala on Saturday evening. 5pm. 5/7/16
  • Visiting scholar lectures, Dr Tatsushi Arai, May 2. (For more info, contact Prof. Saito)
  • Internship Application for Summer and Fall of 2016. Deadline 4/8/16 (For more info, contact Prof. Dobereiner)
  • Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society
    2016 Application
    Deadline: 3/10/16, 3pm. (For more info, contact Prof. Leggett)
  • Internship Information Sessions for Summer & Fall of 2016: 3/4/16, 12:30 and 1:30, Ely 341. (Prof. Dobereiner).

Welcome to the Department of Communication website at Westfield State University!

The communication major offers students the historical and theoretical background to analyze and understand global culture dominated by media and dependent on effective communication.

The communication department prepares students to be well-informed, responsible citizens and creative and ethical communication practitioners. The department is unique in offering this balance of theory and practice, which is manifest through our courses, our widely respected internship program, and our students’ involvement in a wide and diverse variety of campus and community organizations.

From the local to the global level, our students and graduates apply their knowledge and skills to pursue further knowledge, establish professional careers, and improve their communities.

Major Concentrations

  • Journalism
  • Public and Corporate Communication
  • Media Arts and Analysis
  • Communication and Culture

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