Contact Information

Address:  203 Russell Thomas Fine Arts Building
Phone:  906-227-2045
Fax:  906-227-2071
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Communication and Media Studies at NMU


Communication empowers us to remember the past, act in the present and anticipate the future. It is the vehicle by which we manage relationships with others in contexts ranging from “one-to-one” to “one-to-many” using personal, public and mass-mediated channels of communication. The disciplines within the Communication and Media Studies Department represent a body of knowledge concerning verbal and nonverbal symbols that are spoken, enacted, heard and seen. The department covers three major areas of study and also serves the needs of students who wish to develop more effective communication skills. While excellent teaching is the department’s first priority, faculty members are also engaged in a variety of professional development activities, including research and creative endeavors, as well as service to the university and community.


Student Organizations


  • WUPX student-operated radio station
  • Public Eye News (student-run TV news program)
  • The North Wind student newspaper
  • Media Alliance for Communication Students (MACS)


Department/Program Policies


All department majors must maintain a 2.50 grade point average in the major and earn at least a “C-” in all major courses that are required for graduation, unless otherwise noted. Department minors must maintain a 2.00 grade point average.



Bulletin Year: 2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Bulletin