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Do relationships interest you? Do you like to work with people? Are you amazed by the way that people create meaning from messages? Join us in the Department of Communication Studies to serve the greater good.
With ten faculty members, communication classes are small enough to encourage close interaction. Faculty specialties include how we behave when joining an organization, how employees talk when balancing work and family, how family members interact, how spirituality influences communication, and how popular culture impacts our daily lives.
Communication Studies Mission & Values
The Department of Communication Studies prepares students to be intellectually curious, go into the world informed by Jesuit values, and contribute meaningfully to their communities and professions. Within our program, students will analyze, craft, and evaluate communication messages and understand communication as a set of everyday practices that are mindful, purposeful, and strategic. Students learn to ask good questions and find the answers about meaningful problems in our society, our workplaces and our personal lives. In our major capstone sequence, all students conduct a senior research project, complete an internship and reflect on the role of communication in their work, and connect communication with Jesuit values of service and justice. Our program offers flexibility in terms of choices of projects, service, and work experiences, giving students a chance to pursue a wide variety of occupations or graduate programs pursuant to their particular talents, callings, and interests. Our graduates are able to embrace and act on complex problems in groups, organizations, relationships, and cultures.
*Thinking about communication this way allows us to talk about much more than just the expected public speaking. Tweeting friends is a practice and working in groups in organizations is a practice. With this as a frame, we teach you research methods and theories to consider communication in relationships, in organizations, and in rhetorical messages in broader culture.