Welcome to the Department of Communication, History, and Philosophy website, where you can learn more about our innovative programs, meet our community of dedicated teacher-scholars and staff, and hear from our alumni. Our department supports two academic degree majors as well as three minors, including traditional and interdisciplinary programs,  two secondary teacher certification programs, and a variety of courses supporting majors across the entire university.

The department’s broader objectives include the development of our students’ academic and professional skills through formal teaching by outstanding faculty at all levels of the curriculum; training students in the skills of research, analytical reasoning, and effective communication; and contributing, through faculty and student research, and cooperative partnerships,  to the university’s mission to enrich the economic and social development of the community and region.

We’re delighted that you are taking the time to learn more about us and our programs.

Bill Bush
Department Chair
Professor of History
CAB 347
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Mission Statement
The Department of Communication, History, and Philosophy provides a framework for developing critical thinking among our students that allows them to comprehend and evaluate historical and contemporary events in a variety of contexts including their ethical, social, cultural, and political implications.   Furthermore, we emphasize and develop written, verbal, and multimedia communication strategies that allow our students to effectively engage in this discourse.  The Department challenges its students to a life-long commitment to develop their intellectual potential and to set and uphold standards of excellence.