Communication Degree

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The Communication degree at Regis provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in the ever expanding field of communications. Coursework in public speaking, advanced writing, and visual communications prepare students to work in a variety of different areas upon graduation, including public relations, corporpate communications, journalism, media relations, as well as human resource management.

Communication majors can take advantage of many exciting opportunities in addition to the major itself. Required internships and service learning projects help bring communication theory into practice in the world outside of the classroom. The course of study for majors is flexible enough to allow students to double major, as well as participate in global opportunities such as a semester abroad. In addition, eligible communication majors may choose to participate in the honors program, which gives them the opportunity to engage in independent research in self-elected courses.

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Gaining Experience

Regis communication interns have established an extremely positive reputation in the local Boston area. An example is Ana Hidalgo, whose outstanding performance at IDG Global Solutions was described by her supervisors a a “positive presence” and a “perfect example“ of what the company is looking for: “someone who is open to business and media, who is interested in content creation; working with a team, and getting close to our business.” 

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Curriculum

Required Courses:                                                               

  • CO203 Introduction to Communication                                  

Two Advanced Writing Classes:

  • CO212 Writing for the Comm. Prof                                       
  • CO219 Journalism                                                                  
  • CO220 Feature Writing                                                          

One course in Visual Communication:

  • CO221Visual Communication                                               
  • CO215 Video Production                                                       

One course in Oral Communication:

  • CO204 Public Speaking                                                         
  • CO304 Advanced Art of Oral Communication                      
  • TH 201 Oral Interpretation                                                      

Two Seminars:

  • CO400  Senior Research Seminar I                                         
  • CO401 Senior Research Seminar II                                        

Internship/Independent Study

  • ID413                                                                                                 

5 Electives (At least two theory classes* must be included)

  • CO305 Small Group Communication*                                   
  • CO306 Interpersonal Communication*                                  
  • CO209 Communication Media*                                             
  • CO206 Intro to Public Relations*                                           
  • CO 320 New Media                                                                
  • CO334 Advanced Public Relations                                        
  • CO322 Organizational Communication*                                
  • CO332 Intercultural/International Communication                 
  • CO345 Gender Communication                                             
  • CO 240 Script Writing                                                             

Minor or four courses beyond the introductory level in another field):

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