Director’s welcome message
Welcome to the School of Communication
Dear NAU School of Communication family and friends,
It is my great pleasure to serve as the Director of the School of Communication. I’m thankful that you are visiting our site and invite you to take a closer look around to get to know our amazing programs. The outstanding faculty in our School prepare our students for dynamic and exciting careers in a variety of communication fields. Effective communication is a driving force behind our successes in both work and life. School of Communication graduates go on to become our future leaders in the workforce.
We realize that there are many considerations in selecting a college and major. In the School of Communication students can choose from 6 different dynamic degree program areas:
- Communication Studies
- Creative Media and Film
- Strategic Communication
- Visual Communication
Often students either double major or major in one area and minor in another all within the School. Beyond the extensive course offerings in each degree program, students can enjoy social, academic, and professional activities through the School’s student organizations, study abroad programs, and internships.
Please feel free to reach out to us so we can assist and support you in achieving your academic, personal, and career goals. While NAU may seem like a large institution, the School prides itself on providing a sense of community atmosphere that fosters learning and student development. I invite you to consider the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. I am proud to have made the School my home.
Laura Umphrey, Ph.D.