Meet Our Communication Faculty

Hands-on Experience

You can find communication students in the booth broadcasting football games, in businesses managing social media accounts, and on staff for various media organizations writing stories and creating videos for multiple communication platforms.

In addition to providing students with a solid background in speaking, writing and critical thinking, we provide hands-on experience that employers look for. All of our students complete at least one internship and a communication-related service or research project. Students also build portfolios through service-learning, and by writing for The Chanticleer(, our online student publication.

Select the Concentration that Interests you the Most

Students complete core courses such as:

  • Digital and Social Media
  • Persuasion
  • Multimedia Writing

They also select courses from our two concentrations.

Sports Communication

Explore the ever-growing field of sports communication through a variety of courses including:

  • Sports Field Reporting
  • Advanced Broadcasting
  • Sports Information and Public Relations

Organizational Communication/Public Relations

Public relations is one of the fastest growing and most diverse areas in communication. Learn the skills you need with classes in:

  • Crisis Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Small Group and Team Communication.

Minors in Communication and Sports Communication

Employer frequently rate good communication as one of the top things they are looking for in an employee. A communication minor makes a great addition to Averett’s other majors.

Students also have the option to pursue Journalism or Communication Studies as a minor. For full details and course progressions, please see the current course catalog.

For more information about Averett University and our programs in Virginia, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!