The Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) operations are currently modified to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, given the continued challenges with COVID-19. At this time, most services and courses are being provided remotely or online. Access to campus buildings is restricted to essential personnel and those who require the use of specialized laboratories for courses on campus. Please visit the USG Onward web page for additional details.

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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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