- Offered as:
The major in risk and crisis communication focuses on developing the knowledge and skills required to design and implement crisis campaigns at the individual and societal levels, as well as steer industry through times of risk and crisis via effective communication strategies.
Courses in the major focus on practical, hands-on learning. They cover the dynamics of organizational and cultural communication, including conflict management, socialization, group dynamics, decision-making processes, multicultural/multinational workplaces, communication theory, and emerging technology.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For communication students
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication has 19 scholarship funds and awards $50,000 in scholarships and fellowships to communication students each year. Visit the college's scholarship page to learn more.