Communication Undergraduate Program
The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point created the first communication
program in Wisconsin in 1969 and only the fourth such program in the country.
The Division of Communication offers a solid grounding in the history and theory
of communication. All students take three core classes in order to acquire a
common foundation in the field.
Students are allowed to select from three emphases: interpersonal and organizational
communication, media studies and public relations. Each
emphasis has its own set of required classes and each is supported by student
organizations that give students more experience as well as chances to meet
others who share their interests.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of internship experiences where they can
hone their skills in a variety of workplace settings. Many students complete
internships in central Wisconsin. Others complete their assignments throughout
the country either near their homes or in other locations that provide valuable
summer opportunities. Qualified students are also able to work in London for
academic credit in the Division’s externship program.
Communication students are also very active participants in UWSP
International Programs. The faculty fully supports this opportunity to take
a semester abroad as a valuable addition to traditional coursework offered in
any of the Communication emphases.
Communication students with strong academic achievements might be eligible
for one of the Division’s numerous scholarship offerings.
The Division is very proud of its alumni, who are working in
important jobs all over the country. UWSP communication alums are leading large
companies, presidents of major public relations firms, general managers of
television and radio stations, TV news anchors, television network executives,
human resource directors, successful sales representatives, university
professors and filmmakers. Please take a minute or two and see who’s who and
what sorts of jobs they are doing.