Communication Major Program

Mission

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

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 that are hallmark 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


Students can select either a standard major in Communication or else choose a concentration that focuses the major. The 7 courses listed are for those students who are majoring in communication with a concentration.

Students can select either a standard major in Communication or else choose a concentration that focuses the major. Students who choose the standard major will complete the following requirements (i.e., CO 203 Introduction to Communication; two additional communication theory courses; two writing courses selected from CO212, CO 219, CO 220 or EN 223; one visual communication course from CO 215 or CO 221; one public speaking course; junior seminar; senior seminar; an internship and three communication/theatre/dance electives.

Students may also major in Communication with a concentration.  There are four concentrations within the Department: Public Relations; Cinema Studies; Journalism and Media Studies; and Organizational and Interpersonal Communication. In each concentration, students will take a common core of communication classes and will also take 5 courses and an elective to make up the 13 required courses.

The core courses required for students majoring in Communication with a concentration are:

  • CO 203 Introduction to Communication
  • CO 204 Public Speaking
  • CO 212 Writing for the Communication Professional
  • CO 221 Visual Communication
  • CO 301 Junior Seminar
  • CO 402 Senior Seminar
  • CO 404 An internship that is concentration-specific (i.e., Film concentration would have an internship in Film)

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.
 

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)

If students select a concentration, they will work out an individualized study plan with their academic advisor that focuses on their particular concentration.

Courses Business & Social Science Pathway

Contact Information


t 781-768-7416
e joan.murray@regiscollege.edu

Dean's Office


t 781-768-7155
e slaess@regiscollege.edu