The Eastern Wyoming College Communication Department offers courses in the social science of communication as well as introductory work in journalism. Communication students will take Introduction to Human Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and other courses in a personally designed program, resulting in an Associate of Arts degree which is fully transferable to most universities.Those intending to major in journalism will be able to fully participate in their craft through working on The Lancer Post, EWC’s student paper.
There are also internship possibilities with the local newspaper. Eastern Wyoming College also offers a competitive Speech & Debate Team which offer opportunities for national and regional travel to competitions. A capstone project allows students to research areas of specialization or to create a portfolio of work which is ideally suited to future study and job preparation.
Several EWC graduates have gone immediately from graduation to work for area newspapers.
Because there are so many possible majors within the field of communication, individual programs of study should be tailored to the student’s specific interest and to the requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.
General programs that are available for concentration include Interpersonal Communication, Public Address, and Speech Pathology. Students who plan to become teachers should also consult the program for Secondary Education. While this is not a degree in journalism, students wishing to major in journalism should consult transfer programs and advisors for appropriate additional courses. The program shown below is particularly appropriate for liberal arts students planning to transfer to the University of Wyoming.