Program TypeMajor, Minor
Degrees OfferedB.A., B.S.
SchoolSchool 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:
- Media Production. Create media in a variety of formats, including broadcast, TV, film, photography, graphic design, and creative writing.
- Strategic Communication. Share your organization’s brand message across multiple platforms, direct crisis communications, and respond to current events and topics.
- General Studies. Mix and match communication courses that fit your own interests in a unique “build your own” communication major track.
- Work with area professionals.
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.
- Gain 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.
- Engage in a values-based education.
The communication degree program is taught from the perspective of our Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.
Careers & Outcomes
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.
- Marketing Manager
- Public Information Officer
- Graphic Design Specialist
- Video Producer
- TV Broadcaster
- Public Relations Manager
- Human Resource Director
There are many avenues of work that communication majors pursue, which yields a unique environment of creatives working together.
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, MA
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.