Communication Degree

Mission

The Communication Department at Regis College empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and lead. The curriculum consistently weaves communication theory and practice to help students develop the ability to inquire, analyze and to think critically about the various facets of the communication discipline and to provide them with the relevant skills and techniques for effective oral, mediated, visual and written communication.  Experiential learning through structured internships, service-learning and other projects are the hallmark of the Communication Program.

Goals

  • Help students develop the ability to inquire, analyze and to think critically about the various facets of the communication discipline.
  • Provide students with the relevant skills and techniques for effective oral, mediated, visual and written communication.
  • Provide experiential learning through structured internships, service-learning and other projects in order to prepare them for careers and/or graduate education.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Evaluate major communication theories and apply theories within the discipline.
  • Prepare and present effective oral, written and visual messages.
  • Synthesize existing research on a communication or communication-related topic.
  • Collaborate in small groups using effective teamwork skills.
  • Conduct and synthesize research on a communication topic.
  • Integrate communication related knowledge through a supervised internship.

Major Requirements

All communication majors will complete the following requirements:

  • CO 203: Introduction to Communication
  • Two advanced writing courses selected from the following: CO212, CO 219, and CO 220
  • One oral communication course selected from the following: CO 204, CO 304, or TH 201
  • One visual communication course selected from the following: CO 215 or CO 221
  • Two theory courses selected from the following: CO 206, CO 209, CO 305, CO 306, CO 322, CO 332 and 345.
  • Two seminars: CO 400 and CO 401
  • Internship: ID 413
  • Three additional communication/theatre/dance electives
  • A minor and/or four classes beyond the introductory level 

Thus, all students within the major will have courses that will provide them with a broad overview of the discipline; help them communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing; and will help prepare them for successful entry into the working world. For more information, contact Dr. Joan Murray at (781) 768-7416.

Contact Information

781-768-7416

Dean's Office

781-768-7155

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