Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Communication. Students majoring in Communication are often interested in careers in media, public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, event planning, sports, politics, and law. Students are also prepared to enter and succeed in graduate school should they choose to pursue that option upon graduation. Students develop and improve skills such as researching, writing, editing, listening, speaking, interpersonal communication, and reasoning.
Students have the opportunity to intern with organizations off campus in order to gain experience. Students may also take practicum courses, which allow them to earn credit working for the campus radio station, Eagle Radio; the campus newspaper, The Collegian; and shooting, editing, and finishing video projects. In recent years students have interned for a local magazine, radio station, and the State of Missouri.
CMU has three student organizations for Communication: Lambda Pi Eta, the national honor society of the National Communication Association (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry); Pi Kappa Delta, a national honorary fraternity in speech and debate (Advisor: Prof. Collin Brink), and The Scholarly Communication Society (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry).
CMU has two pre-law chapters: Phi Alpha Delta is the national pre-law fraternity, and the Pre-Law Club is for upperclassmen who plan to enter the law profession (Advisor: Dr. John Carter).
CMU has a chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international social science honor society (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry).