Communication Division

School of Business & Communication

Communication Studies

Welcome to Communication Studies! We offer training in the general study of Communication for students who are interested in traditional face-to-face interactions between people, among groups, and in public speaking settings. This degree allows students to master multiple facets of human communication such as organizational communication, interpersonal communication, and public communication.

We have award-winning faculty, many of whom have decades of experience and many accolades as teachers and researches. In the last several years we’ve awarded more bachelor’s degrees at Dixie State than any other department. Students who begin studying with us end up staying until they finish their degree for two reasons: the real world application of the degree when entering the workforce, and the passionate, quality teaching.

Our staff guide students to successful completion of programs and are ever-ready to help. Please call or come by the Jennings building for a visit. We look forward to working with you!

– Dr. Brent Yergensen

Brent Yergensen

Brent Yergensen

Associate Dean,
Communication Division Department Chair,
Communication Studies

Media Studies

Media Studies Addresses the central role of media in today’s world, including in politics, culture, society, and the arts through three emphasis options: Digital Film Production, Multimedia Journalism, and Social Media.

The program engages students in a wide range of media including motion pictures, television, radio, print, and digital media. Students study the history, evolution and the changing state of media, communication technologies, and techniques in media production, together with an understanding of the economic and social effect of media, including legal and ethical issues.

Students are prepared for a wide range of careers, including those in motion pictures, journalism, TV and radio, online and social media, and media research.

– Dr. David Harris

David Harris

David Harris

Department Chair,
Media Studies