Explore the important role of communication in today’s world.
Courses in the Communication Studies department focus on developing practical verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, while challenging you to think critically and analytically about communication in mass media, politics, culture, relationships and the workplace.
Consistent with our longstanding Jesuit liberal arts tradition, the program blends diverse philosophical, theoretical and historical perspectives, examining how communication has evolved from antiquity to the modern day. Students majoring in the department learn to communicate creatively and effectively across all media: from print to broadcast to digital. Graduates are prepared for countless career possibilities in industry, government, non-profit organizations, education and media.
The department sponsors the annual John Quincy Adams oratory contest, a long-time University tradition and now a televised event. Communication Studies is also home to our nationally recognized intercollegiate debate program.