A liberal arts degree that prepares students for careers in the media industry, the Department's program in Communication Arts provides engaging coursework in theory, writing, and print and electronic media, while also offering an array of opportunities for hands-on experience. Students who graduate with a major or a minor in Communication Arts leave Benedictine positioned for success in a number of careers, including advertising, electronic and print media, journalism, and public relations, and publishing, as well as in any field requiring sophisticated communications skills.
To view descriptions of required and elective courses in Communication Arts, visit the Course Offerings page.
Students majoring in Communication Arts must complete at least 42 semester hours within the Department with a grade of "C" or better, including the following courses:
No more than three internship credit hours may count toward the major.
Prior to graduating, students majoring in Communication Arts are required to submit a portfolio of their work in advertising, journalism, multimedia, public relations and video. This portfolio is the focus of COMM 393.
Students wishing to pursue a minor in Communication Arts are required to take at least 21 semester hours of courses in the Department, with a grade of "C" or better. These courses must include the following:
The Communication Arts major offers areas of focus in journalism, broadcasting and cable, advertising and public relations, and mass media theory and criticism. Students also have the option of pursuing a concentration in Sports Journalism. For more information, contact a member of the Department of Communication Arts faculty.