It's the place for you

Why the Department of Communication?

The Department of Communication curriculum at PLU balances theory with practical application in all of its offerings. The fields of communication is rapidly evolving. A solid foundation of theory is crucial to adapt to constantly changing media. So is developing marketable skills and knowledge domains necessary to be an aspiring professional and practitioner.

Why PLU?

At Pacific Lutheran University you will be challenged to achieve at the peak of your ability, given support to meet that challenge and, as a result, find success both in college and in your chosen career. You will receive individual attention and be challenged to explore beyond the textbooks, to seek life’s purpose. You will be prepared to lead and to make a difference in the world. Challenge. Support. Success. This is the PLU experience.

Why Tacoma, Washington?

PLU is also just minutes away from downtown Tacoma and the world famous Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum as well as a multitude of shops, farmer’s markets and cafes.

The short drive to Seattle gives you the opportunity to enjoy big-city entertainment like the Experience Music Project or major league ballgames at beautiful Safeco Field. And given that the Seattle-Tacoma area is situated on the vibrant and culturally diverse Pacific Rim, there is no shortage of opportunities – from tracking down Asian cuisine and cultural delights to taking day hikes at Mt. Rainier to starting an internship at a global trading company. Tacoma is a place of creative synergy and we welcome you to explore our dynamic city.

In PLU’s Parkland neighborhood, you’ll hardly have to step foot off campus to eat at some of Tacoma’s best restaurants, including great Italian food at Marzano, Farrelli’s Wood Fired Gourmet Pizza, and Pita Pit.