School of Advertising and Public Relations
The School of Advertising and Public Relations represents two of the most popular majors on campus. It is internationally recognized for its excellence in education and research. Separate curriculum are maintained for advertising and for public relations students.
School of Communication Studies
The School of Communication Studies combines expertise in interpersonal and organizational communication to study the communicative aspects of human relationships. The school offers a comprehensive undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. In addition, the school collaborates with the College of Communication and Information to offer a concentration in Communication Studies as part of the Master of Science and PhD degrees offered through the college’s graduate program.
School of Information Sciences
The School of Information Sciences is the state of Tennessee’s only American Library Association accredited master’s degree program. It offers a wide variety of courses to prepare students for entry level professional positions in librarianship as well as other information occupations. The School’s faculty maintains a strong reputation for research productivity that has led to national and international recognition. The program is student-centered and designed to help students achieve their individual academic and career goals.
School of Journalism and Electronic Media
The mission of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media is to make a meaningful contribution to the changes occurring in the converging world of media and to the preparation of students for careers in that world. The school is dedicated to continuously ascertaining and serving the needs of media organizations in the fields of print, broadcasting and Internet communication. Skills such as writing and editing, graphic design and production, and research are given both interdisciplinary and media-specific emphasis.