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Communication Department

Ethical communication – from local to global

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.

  • Welcoming, warm, family feeling
  • Entire floor of building dedicated to Communication
  • On-site television studio for hands-on experience
  • On-site radio station with opportunities for DJ experience
  • Student-run newspaper with faculty mentors
  • Option of full-time, semester long internship in senior year
  • Opportunity for teaching assistant program as a senior


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Meet Our Students

Total Enrollment

Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta

Department Announcements


  • Multimedia and broadcast media organizations
  • Public relations firms
  • Graduate studies in communications and related fields

Clubs & Organizations

  • WSU-TV

  • The Westfield Voice

    The Voice is the Westfield State student press with primary emphasis on news that most directly and immediately affects students.


  • WSKB Radio Station

    WSKB is the student-run College radio station which broadcasts music, news, sports and other information.

  • Marketing Club

    The primary purpose of this organization shall be to advance and promote understanding of important marketing issues among members.

  • Communications Club

    The primary purpose of the Communications Club is to participate in, assist with, and provide others with social interaction.