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Be heard.

Regardless of field, communication skills are vital. Medical researchers need support in publishing their breakthrough discoveries. Economists interpret data and need to share their findings with others. Government agencies benefit from those who can write press releases and speak to the public. And nonprofits must persuade others to support their causes. That’s what those in communication do each day.

College of Liberal Arts

The undergraduate degree program in communication is part of the College of Liberal Arts, which is about making connections freely—exploring human achievement, examining the past critically and discovering ways to build upon it, and understanding yourself and our diverse world in order to transform it.

Learn about the College of Liberal Arts
  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Graduate Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Accelerated Undergraduate
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the Major

The need to find the truth and tell the story is more critical now than ever. In the Mount’s communication major, you’ll explore the evolution of media, study interpersonal communication, and sharpen your public speaking and ethical persuasion skills.

Throughout your course of study, you’ll learn to write for a variety of contexts and develop interpersonal skills that allow for respectful dialogue with others. Courses will also cover crisis communication, copyediting, and communication law and ethics, as well as topics in online communication and social media.

Choose an internship, broadcast for WMTB, the Mount’s radio station, or write for the Mountain Echo, the university’s student-run newspaper. You’ll have opportunities to present at national or regional communication conferences, and finish your undergraduate education in senior seminar where you’ll review everything you’ve learned the previous three years and prepare materials to take your next steps – be it to graduate school or the beginning of your career.

With a communication degree from the Mount, you’ll be positioned to pursue a career as a public relations manager, grant or technical writer, social media coordinator, podcaster, speaker, blogger or journalist in fields from law to advertising and marketing to consulting.

Want to see a full listing of all communication courses, including a sample course sequence?

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Where communication majors go.

Mount grads have earned positions at organizations such as

  • Disney
  • iHeartMedia
  • Northeast Conference
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Washington Kastles professional tennis team

And pursue graduate degrees at institutions such as:

  • The George Washington University
  • James Madison University
Top 10% The Mount is in the top 10% of colleges and universities nationwide in terms of the long-term earnings for a four-year college degree.
Jennifer Slade, C'17

I knew I wanted to work my way up to concert tour managing, which requires excellent communication skills. Majoring in communication taught me the skills to create a successful event.

Jennifer Slade, C'17 Promotions assistant, iHeartMedia and production assistant at Merriweather Post Pavilion

About the minor.

A communication minor can complement several majors. Pair it with a finance degree to work as a spokesperson for an investment company, an international business degree to become a reporter with a foreign organization, or a computer science degree for a career where you’ll train others to use new technology.

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Prepare for a career in communication.

At Mount St. Mary's University, we realize the challenges you face on the job can enhance your learning in the classroom. That's why our accelerated undergraduate program in communication is designed specifically for working adults. Because what you learn in the classroom today can help you solve a problem at work tomorrow.

Learn more about the accelerated undergraduate degree in communication.

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Meet our Faculty

Pratibha Kumar, Ph.D.

Pratibha Kumar, Ph.D.

Department Chair / Associate Professor

Benjamin Firgens

Benjamin Firgens

Assistant Professor

Jordan Loveridge, Ph.D.

Jordan Loveridge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Sheldon Shealer



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