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The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech focuses on communication processes and their effects on individuals, organizations, culture, and society. Faculty and students create, distribute, and interpret messages through media systems. Students build knowledge and skills for future study and work in public relations, multimedia journalism or communication studies.

COMM Options Change to Majors!

Beginning with 2015 graduates, students will be enrolled in COMM majors instead of options.  The options in Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, and Public Relations will be transitioned to majors in CMST, MJ, and PR.  Students will receive a degree in Communication with a major in a particular field of study.

This change is exciting for students and for the department: 

  • Graduating students will be better able to present their areas of expertise to potential employers or graduate schools.
  • Current students can more easily describe their studies on application for internships.
  • Prospective students—incoming freshmen or transfers--will be better able to locate areas of interest on the Admissions, college, and department websites.
  • The department will have enhanced clarity in the description and promotion of the curriculum.
  • Faculty will also have more obvious connections with faculty at other institutions, whether they’re writing letters of recommendation for students or presenting at a conference.


PRSA to induct Cannon to College of Fellows

    Douglas Cannon

Please join the Dept of Communication in congratulating Dr. Douglas Cannon for his induction into the PRSA esteemed College of Fellows. Less than 2% of PRSA members receive this honor and he is the first member of the VT Comm faculty to do so. To read more please follow the attached press release link.  PRSA Inductees

Virginia Tech Summer Sessions, Video Production: Studio

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Virginia Tech Summer Sessions, Video Production: Studio
This course will be offered for the first time this Summer. COMM-3114. 

To find out more about available summer sessions please visit the Virginia Tech Summer Sessions website:

Upcoming Events

10/13 Study Abroad Info Sessions

10/14 Study Abroad Info Sessions


Internal Transfer meetings click here for dates and times.

Visiting VT COMM-Department Sessions for Students and Families

Considering a Comm Minor?? 

Follow the blog for our new Multimedia Center here

Featured Photo


Stephanie Dorman photos VT's "Combat on the Drillfield" wrestling event COMM major Stephanie Dorman takes photos at Virginia Tech’s “Combat on the Drillfield” wrestling practice during her photojournalism course. This was the first time the wrestling squad practiced outdoors and the event provided the students an opportunity to try their hand at photographing a sports event.