The mission of the communication program is to provide a meaningful and distinctive undergraduate experience for students interested in communication by offering a flexible, forward-looking, student-focused and ethically grounded course of study. Experiential learning opportunities prepare students with essential pre-professional skills and a fundamental understanding of various communication industries and explore the role of media in our world. Communication majors, minors and interdisciplinary majors will be equipped to face these opportunities and meet them with skill, empathy and a strong sense of values and purpose based in the Jesuit educational tradition. Loyola communication graduates have a strong placement record in entry-level jobs in business, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, media organizations and companies as well as in graduate school and law school.
Communication majors choose one or two specializations in advertising/public relations, digital media, journalism, or media and society, while also taking courses in popular culture, media ethics, free speech, public speaking, publishing and research. Small classes enable students to interact closely with the faculty and many classes are taught in cutting-edge media technology labs.
The classroom experience is enhanced by internships in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City, among others, as well as campus co-curricular activities, including the Greyhound student newspaper, WLOY radio station, Greycomm Television Studios, the Loyola Magazine online, Apprentice House student-run book publishing company, Advertising Club, and Public Relations Student Society of America.