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College of Information and Communications


Mission Statement

The primary mission of the College of Information and Communications, comprising the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Library and Information Science, is to educate the state’ s diverse citizens and to position South Carolina as a leader among states in an information-oriented society through teaching, research and creative activity, and service.

Teaching
The college is committed to the integration of information literacy skills into the education of the university’s diverse student population and to the preparation of leaders and professionals in the fields of journalism and mass communications and library and information science through excellence in teaching and curricular development.

Research
The college seeks to create unique centers of inquiry and research that will broaden society’s knowledge of our disciplines, raise our profile, and attract the finest teachers, the keenest researchers, and the brightest students to the college, thus improving the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

Service
The college is committed to using its expertise to aid in the development of the state and its citizens by increasing the ability to find, transmit, analyze, and create the information services and products that will encourage economic growth and improve the quality of life.