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  • Program Type
    Major
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.
  • School
    School of Arts & Sciences

Proclaim the message of truth effectively and creatively. Focus on the area of communication you’re interested in — spoken, written, or visual.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll gain a strong foundation in communication fundamentals, then explore one of three focus areas in our major tracks and minors:

  • Business Communication. Become a brand storyteller and learn how to craft effective messages that reinforce the goals of your organization.
  • Media Production. Create media in a variety of formats, including broadcast, TV, film, photography, graphic design, and creative writing.
  • Public Relations. Share your organization’s brand message across multiple platforms, direct crisis communications, and respond to current events and topics. 
Senior Internship

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a semester-long internship during your final semester, working directly with area professionals with proven expertise in your area of interest.

Real-World Experience

You’ll combine classroom study with professional experience as you work on nonprofit public relations campaigns, produce videos for campus organizations, and broadcast live campus events.

Values-Based Education

The communication degree program is taught through the perspective of our Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Marek Dojs and students share what it’s like to study communication at Mary. 

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

As media platforms and technology change, so will the landscape for communications professionals. Businesses and organizations of all kinds are experiencing new needs in the creation of content as well as editing, translating, and disseminating information through a variety of platforms; job demand is growing as a result.

Career Paths

  • Marketing manager
  • Writer
  • Public information officer
  • Graphic design specialist
  • Video producer
  • TV broadcaster
  • Filmmaker
  • Public relations manager
  • Photographer
  • Human resource director
Headshot of Shayla Elm

There are many avenues of work that communication majors pursue, which yields a unique environment of creatives working together.

Shayla Elm, ’20

Featured Faculty

Marek Dojs

Chair of Communication, Associate Professor of Communication, Fellow in Catholic Studies

I am an award winning filmmaker and associate professor of communication. As an artist I work in numerous media but I find most comfort in non-fiction filmmaking — using my camera as a way to study the world and our place within. I have been working in academia in some way since 2007, but have been teaching at Mary since 2014. I am a life long supporter of Chelsea Football Club. I have been married to my wife Madeline for over 20 years — as of December 2021 we have nine children.

Amy Hollar

Assistant Professor of Communication, Internship Coordinator

Preparing all students to succeed in today’s increasingly dynamic and complex world requires a great deal of effort, passion, and patience. I am a professor who believes it is my responsibility to know who my learners are, what knowledge and experiences they bring forward, and work collaboratively with students to open new doors and new ways of thinking in order to prepare them for their future.

Take Your Next Step in Communication