Department of Communication
of Communication embraces the fields of broadcasting (radio and television), journalism, advertising and public relations, as well as argumentation and debate. Our graduates typically seek to pursue careers in mass communication or to continue their education through graduate or law school.
Communication students at the University of Scranton explore the broad theoretical and ethical implications of communication through a series of required core courses. They must also specialize in a single field of communication, where they gain practical training and experience in the wide array of skills required of professionals in that discipline.
Students are encouraged to gain as much "real world" experience as possible while at the university. This occurs in practicum-style competition courses, as well as through a variety of co-curricular activities. Faculty members also assist juniors and seniors in obtaining internships locally and throughout the country.
Established in 1980, the Department of Communication has grown to become one of the largest on campus with more than 200 majors. Our graduates have risen to top communication positions at a wide array of elite institutions throughout the country. We continue our Jesuit tradition, emphasizing eloquence and logical discourse while ensuring that our students have proficiency with the latest techniques and equipment so they may embark well-armed on the path toward leadership.
We empower our students with a rigorous Jesuit education in writing, speaking, critical thinking and media technology to foster meaningful, ethical participation in competitive communication professions.