USG's fall 2020 operations have been modified to protect the health and safety of our campus community. All services are being provided remotely. Access to campus buildings is restricted, as most classes are online and on-campus instruction is limited to a small number of lab courses. 

Students, faculty and staff who will be on campus this semester for classes or essential operations are required to certify with their home campuses that they have completed a Covid-19 test within 14 days of their return to campus and that the test was negative. Anyone who is on campus is required to wear a mask at all times, consistent with CDC and Montgomery County guidelines. Visit the USG Onward web page for additional details.

Both Raimonda Nuredini and Brian Taylor Schoem are working remotely and are here to answer your questions.  Please be aware that our Shady Grove Department Office is still functioning and can be reached at  Thank you for your patience during this time.  For more information on Coronavirus and UMD's response, please click here


Interested in public speaking, negotiation, intercultural communication, conflict management, film, digital media, or social media? If so, a major in Communication could be perfect for you!

For more information about our program or to set up a pre-transfer advising appointment visit our Prospective Student Portal!

Students in the Communication major follow the Communication Studies track, with an emphasis in Digital Media and Visual Communication. The department offers an exciting curriculum that prepares students for academic and professional careers in business, government, health, education, social and human services, social media management, film production, graphic design and other related fields. Be a part of one of the top 10 most popular majors at UMD,  while taking advantage of the convenience of USG.

If you are a prospective student interested in applying to our program, check out our Program Intro video HERE

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