Communication Department


The Communication Department at Regis College empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and lead.  


  • 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 that are hallmarks of the Communication program

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and apply the major theories within the discipline.
  • Prepare and present effective oral, written and visual messages.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize existing research on a communication or communication-related topic.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize existing research on a communication or communication-related topic (see above) and then to design and conduct original research on that topic.
  • Gain experience in a communication or communication-related professional environment through a supervised internship experience

About Us

Welcome to the Communication Department! Our goal is to provide our students with a strong foundation in the communication discipline. Students take a wide range of courses that focus on oral, written, visual and theoretical communication principles. Our faculty has expertise in areas such as public relations, journalism, organizational communication, visual communication, media technology, photography, film, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication and public speaking. Our courses engage students intellectually while providing a practical focus.

In addition to their coursework, students gain real-life experiences through our internship program. Students are placed in a wide range of internship sites including advertising and public relations firms; radio and television stations; newspapers and magazines as well as conference and event planning companies. In addition, students have interned with professional sports teams and non-profit organizations. These experiences help students apply what they have learned in the classroom and enhance their professional preparation.

Students also participate in service-learning in many of their courses. These experiences help students connect what they are learning in their courses with service to the community. Through service-learning, students engage in meaningful work and learn they can truly make a difference in the community.

Our students have other exciting opportunities while at Regis. Our majors have participated in international exchange programs to England, Ireland, Australia and Italy as well as domestic exchange programs such as the Washington, DC program. They may also complete their undergraduate degree while beginning our graduate program in Organizational and Professional Communication.

Overall, we offer a challenging, dynamic and supportive environment for our students. Our classes are small and our faculty enjoys working closely with students. We prepare students for graduate study in communication, law and many other areas. Students are equally well-prepared to enter the working world. Our graduates have found success in a wide variety of areas such as television, public relations, journalism and advertising. They work for both profit and non-profit organizations. We hope you will consider joining us!

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (CO)
Sample Degree Completion Plan

First Year

Semester I Semester II
RC 101 RC 101 (follow up)
EN 105 (Pre-req: EN 100 if needed) * EN 106 (Pre-req: EN 105 if needed) *
CO 203 * CO 204 *
MA or another core * MA or another core *
Elective Elective

Second Year

Semester I Semester II
CO 212 CO 221
CO course for major/concentration CO course for major/concentration
Minor course Minor or elective course
Core or elective * Core or elective *
Core * Elective

Third Year

Semester I Semester II
CO 301 Junior Seminar CO course for major/concentration
CO course for major/concentration CO course for major/concentration
Minor course Core or elective *
Core or elective * Minor course
Elective or Communication course Elective or Communication course

Fourth Year

Semester I Semester II
CO course for major/concentration CO 402 Senior Seminar
Minor course Minor course
CO 404 (fall or spring) CO 404 (fall or spring)
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

* The courses identified by asterisk (*) represent college-wide core requirements (CO203 and CO204 are required for the major and satisfy the Social Sciences core)

All students majoring in Communication must complete CO 203, CO 204, CO 212, CO 221, CO 301, CO 402 and CO 404.

If students are a general communication major, they must also complete CO 219, two theory courses (CO 209, CO 305, CO 306, CO 322, CO 332, CO 334), and three communication/theatre/dance/graphic design electives approved by their academic advisor.

Students may also major in Communication and concentrate in one of 5 areas: Cinema Studies; Graphic Design; Journalism and Media Studies; Interpersonal and Organizational Communication; or Public Relations.  If students select a concentration, they will work out an individualized study plan with their academic advisor that focuses on their particular concentration.

Communication Courses Business and Social Sciences Pathway

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