While pursuing a major in the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, you are required to take a course in each of the areas of the major to reinforce the integration of communication principles in different media and situations. Students may select one of five tracks that includes Communication StudiesIntegrated Marketing Communication, Journalism, Persuasive and Relational Communication, or Visual Media.

Every student in the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts should be able to communicate effectively through a variety of perspectives rather than only one. In an alumni survey, 40% of the respondents felt the breadth and depth of the Communication and Theatre Arts major was the most valuable aspect of the major.