The University of Massachusetts Amherst



Communication is a fundamental social and cultural process, one that’s essential to human interaction and learning. The UMass Amherst Department of Communication emphasizes theories of communication and critical thinking. As a Communication major, you’ll develop analytical abilities that help you understand how communication works, whether in an argument between friends, a political speech, communication through social media or the web, cross-cultural interactions, or a film or television program. The department also offers a certificate in Media Literacy.

Department of Communication

N308 Integrative Learning Center
650 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-1311