Communication voted best degree on campus

Murrow college offers unique degrees like journalism, public relations



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SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

The students voted communication as the best degree at WSU.

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication offers three distinct and unique degrees within the field. The college is best known for its bachelor’s degree in journalism and media production but it also offers degrees in strategic communication and communication in society.

“The most popular of the three is the Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication,” said Sara Stout, director of student services in Murrow. “This is PR and advertising, with PR being the biggest major in the college.”

The Murrow College has always prided itself on unity among its students, Stout said.

“The Murrow College is definitely a family,” Stout said. “You’ll often hear about our dean [Bruce Pinkleton] who has been here since the early 90s. He believes very strongly in student success, and that’s why I think we have a very good advising system here.”

The Murrow College also hosts many events, the most popular being the Murrow Symposium.

The Murrow Symposium is an event that hosts many prominent media figures, ranging from alumni to other communication professionals. This event allows communication students to land future jobs, summer internships or learn tips from the speeches given by guests.

The event will be held next Wednesday and Thursday in the CUB for students who are interested. Registration is online.

Along with the major on-campus events the Murrow College offers a diverse range of opportunities to study abroad and backpack journalism opportunities.