Dr. Jeff Gentry
Department Head and Professor
“Students choose our program because of our outstanding balance of real-world production and liberal arts education. Our graduates go straight to work in area companies that need effective communicators and producers, including several in the Tulsa television market.”
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About the Department
The Department of Communications at Rogers State University explores the role of information in our lives, including the technology required to deliver it. A communications degree helps prepare students to be better communicators in an increasingly information-driven world.
More students than ever are choosing to study Communications at RSU. A record 146 majors were enrolled in 2016-17, and there has been a 49% increase in student credit-hours since 2012.
RSU’s broadcast studios are superior for a regional university. RSU Radio (KRSC-FM) is a full-power radio station that includes six audio studios, a state-of-the art transmitter, world-wide streaming and a brand-new music-tracking system.
The 100-seat performance studio includes full lighting and sound, a switcher and three-camera operation, and a fiber-optic connection to RSU Public TV (KRSC-TV). RSU Public TV (KRSC-TV) is the state’s only full-power television station licensed to a public university and produces special interest local programming, children’s programs and documentary features.
- Small class sizes offer students personalized instruction. Theory courses are capped at 25 students, and most production courses are capped at 15.
- Students work with real-world clients in public relations strategies, internships, corporate media production and senior capstone.
- RSU’s broadcast faculty have thirty years of experience in the commercial television industry.
- RSU’s theatre program includes original plays written and/or directed by students, as well as expert direction by our theatre director and other faculty volunteers.
- Practical part-time employment is available for top students in radio operations, television and theatre production.
“Students are able to get a really personal experience in the Communications department. They have several opportunities to learn both theory and practical application in their classes and through internships at a variety of organizations.
The faculty are available and committed to student success, both because of the size of the department and the nature of the people in it. I get good feedback from students after they’ve graduated that what they learned in the Communications department helped prepare them for their real-world experience.” More About Dr. Kruse
“A Communications degree has a lot of career options. One of the strengths of the Communication program at RSU is the technology that we have access to. The experience you get working with software, cameras, editing bays and production studios helps enrich the educational process, and you can apply those skills to real-life situations.
Everything you learn in the program will help you excel no matter where you go. If you’re not sure what degree you want, Communications is a great place to start.”