The interdisciplinary nature of communication study means that research opportunities are plentiful and take many forms, from quantitative and statistical studies, to historical analyses, to interpretive and theoretical essays. Classes are small, and students engage in rigorous discussion. Many courses are writing-intensive, multiplying the occasions for in-depth, scholarly research. A number of students have presented their work at national and international conferences.
Recent communication majors gave presentations at the International Workshop on Presence at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain; at the annual convention of the New York State Communication Association; and at the National Undergraduate Honors Conference, hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.