Students explore how people find meaning in an abstract world, how this meaning creates alternatives, how to decide on a meaningful course of action, how to live with the choices we make and how we share these choices with others. Communication events are examined intrapersonally, didactically, in small groups, in organizations, across cultures and in public settings.
Study news and public affairs with respected scholars and award-winning journalists in the world’s most newsworthy city. Learn and experience digital, broadcast and print reporting. The School of Media and Public Affairs, part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, provides a strong foundation to meet the challenges of a changing global media landscape. It helps students understand the media’s impact on the way we live, govern and connect. Admission is through a competitive process.
GW’s organizational sciences and communication program ties managerial and executive success to the integration of knowledge in three key areas: strategy and change management, leadership and communication, and performance and talent management.
Study with cutting-edge scholars and award-winning journalists whose expertise defines this exciting field. Learn how information and media influence the actions and political fortunes of citizens, groups, movements and governments. Part of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs, political communication is a selective program where students hone their research and communication skills while benefiting from the school’s extraordinary range of extracurricular opportunities.
Students acquire knowledge about human social structure and activity through GW’s sociology program, one of the social and behavioral sciences disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Undergraduates can take a range of courses, from deviant behavior to sociology of sport. By living in a city that offers a rich social laboratory, students receive real-life experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and developing skills in sociological observation and analysis.