The Department of Communication and Theatre Arts offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre Arts, Theatre Education, and Oral Communication (communication and theatre education). Required courses introduce the student to the various areas of theatrical arts: design/tech, performance, dramaturgy, history and criticism, and theatre pedagogy. The B.A. in Theatre is a liberal arts degree. The B.A. degrees in Theatre Education and Oral Communication are comprehensive education degrees. The Department also provides a minor for the student with an avocational interest in theatre. The program of study provides a balance between technical, performance, and dramaturgical areas of theatre.