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Making sense of making meaning
Zippia, an online career information resource, recognizes Alma College in the top ten schools in Michigan to study communication.
Communication majors and minors at Alma College work closely with faculty to develop learning paths through the major that reflect students’ career goals.
Learning and Doing
Our courses focus on getting students to apply the concepts and tools of the field both in and beyond the classroom.
Working Together to Make a Difference
In many of our courses, students work in groups to tackle problems or social issues relevant to them—often with real impact for real people!
Below is the gender activism video project that COM major, Elizabeth Blasius created for her COM 320 (Gender and Communication) class.
Former USA Today state editor Karen Magnuson enjoyed a successful news career despite working in an industry facing continuous disruption. The 1978 Alma College alumnus reflects on her newspaper calling.
“I’m so honored to be a part of such a talented group of young people who share a passion for addressing global challenges.” — Marianna Smith
Dr. Lisa Knowles, an East Lansing dentist and 1994 graduate of Alma College, speaks and writes at the national level, teaching health care professionals how to be better and more efficient for their patients.
International destinations in 2018 include Ecuador, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand and Scotland.
The switch from FM broadcast to web-based streaming provides more opportunities for students to experiment in different media and have their work seen.