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The mission of the Communication and Media Department is to provide a meaningful and distinctive undergraduate experience for students 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, as well as the exploration of the role of media in our world. Communication and Media 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 grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. Loyola communication and media 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 and Media majors choose one or two specializations in advertising/public relations, digital media, journalism, or media and society. Small classes enable students to interact closely with the faculty, and many classes are taught in cutting-edge media technology labs. 

The department has launched a new interdisciplinary minor program in Business Journalism in conjunction with the Economics Department at the Sellinger School of Business and Management.  

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 Multimedia Studios, the Loyola Magazine online, Apprentice House (a student-run book publishing company), Advertising Club, Public Relations Student Society of America, and student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).  

The department’s fully online master’s program in Emerging Media offers education on emerging technologies and communication applications. Three specializations of this 33-credit-hour M.A. program are content development and strategy, digital culture, and health communication. Students can pursue a health communication certificate program through the Emerging Media curriculum.