Communications in the Academy

Apropos the discussion we had Tuesday about the future of communications as a field.

Doug Anderson, Dean of Penn State University’s College of Communication, on Poynter

“This fall, we enroll 3,654 undergraduates and 79 master’s and doctoral students. Of our 3,654 undergraduates, some 1,647 are freshmen and sophomores with the remaining 2,007 enrolled as advanced sophomores or juniors or seniors in one of our five majors. Our largest major is journalism, with 717 upper-division students.

We had nearly 2,500 applications last year for this fall’s freshman class. To say that interest in mass communication remains strong would be an understatement.”

(more substance, less fluff, at http://poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=154931)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s