Department of Communication Arts

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Benedictine's Department of Communication Arts offers majors, minors, and concentrations in a variety of areas, including Communication Arts and Writing and Publishing.  A student who pursues a degree in one of these areas is well-positioned to pursue a career in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, or public relations. Our graduates have also had success in fields related to communications, including business, education, government, and law. We invite you to explore our programs and learn more about what they can do for you.

Bilingual Journalism  major only

A unique program in the Midwest, Bilingual Journalism is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students who are either currently bilingual or who want to be for careers in journalism where language skills are essential.


Communication Arts  major and minor

A liberal arts degree that prepares students for careers in the media industry, Communication Arts provides engaging coursework in theory, writing, and print and electronic media, while also offering an array of opportunities for hands-on experience.


Sports Communication  concentration only

The Sports Communication concentration in the Communication Arts major is among the newest programs at Benedictine. Students produce projects that deal deal specifically with the writing, reporting, producing, and marketing of sports and have the opportunity to take courses in sports journalism and broadcasting.

Writing and Publishing  major only

The major in Writing and Publishing is specially designed to prepare students to enter careers in the publishing industry, with relevant coursework in both Communication Arts and Literature.

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 Manca book

Professor Manca's latest book is a co-edited collection of essays exploring evocations of utopia in modern advertising.