Welcome to the Department of Communication’s website at Dalton State College.
As you’ll see as you tour through the Department of Communication’s pages, a wide variety of disciplines and degree programs are included under our department. First, we offer the Bachelor of Arts in Communication. This program was just approved in May by the Board of Regents, and we are really excited about it, having worked for several years to secure this program. This four-year degree offers optional concentrations in business and corporate communication, social media, and film (this one in conjunction with other University System of Georgia institutions). We also lead the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, which allows students to develop a liberal arts program that utilizes former and future credits to fit the career and educational goals.
However, we don’t stop there: The Department of Communication also offers the Associate of Arts in Music and an Associate of Arts in General Studies with a pathway in Theatre. For those who do not wish to pursue those majors, we also offer core classes and electives in communication, digital design, foreign languages, theatre, music, and art. We strongly believe all of these courses form the foundation of a good college education.
We have an excellent faculty who are experts in their fields and who have been recognized for their achievements in every aspect of higher education, including award-winning authors, playwrights, renowned speakers, multicultural scholars, and recipients of every major faculty award that Dalton State has to offer.
Check any list of “what employers want in employees” and you will see that “strong communication skills” including teamwork, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving are high on the list. That is what the Department of Communication is about. We welcome all prospective and actual Dalton State students to explore what the Department of Communication has to offer.
Dr. Barbara Tucker