The Department of Communication Studies was established in response to persistent students’ demand for courses in broadcast and print journalism as well as public relations and advertising. There are already related course offerings in some disciplines such as French, Marketing, Legal Studies and Business Communication within the university structure. It is therefore a logical step to consolidate them into a degree programme that will benefit the country at large, and provide relative inter-disciplinary education. The new Department of Communication Studies will primarily be responsible for teaching and awarding the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communication Studies. The department is in its second-year of existence with only Level 100 and 200 students.
To serve as a centre of excellence in the education and training of professionals including, scholars and researchers to improve the practice and understanding of communication with the research capacity to add to knowledge, as well as provide service to practitioners of mass communication.
To provide the environment for the development and promotion of scholarly, as well as professional expertise of Ghanaians and other nationals, bearing in mind the need to relate such activities to local needs. To achieve this, we aim to provide the state of the art and first class facilities in terms of human resources and physical facilities for the development of mass media practitioners in Ghana, Africa and the world at large.