New Resources, a New Minor and a New Focus Are Helping Communication Majors Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Industry
With a redesigned radio station, expanded TV studio, popular Los Angeles Internship Program and a new minor in digital media production, communication majors and young alumni are finding increasing success in every medium.
The Dream Internship
Tim leveraged practical learning experiences to score an internship with NESN, the New England Sports Network.
Stonehill Goes Hollywood
Professor Leone couldn’t believe his eyes: they hardly had enough chairs for the students who came to learn about internships in LA.
Divadkar, Leo and Piette Earn 2015 Communication Department Awards
Daniels Earns Communication Department Service Award
In recognition of outstanding community service, Tara Daniels ’14 has earned the 2014 Faculty Service Award from the Stonehill College Communication Department.
O'Connell, Turnbull Named Communication Students of the Year
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Emily O’Connell ’14 and Logan Turnbull ’14 have earned the 2014 Ronald J. Fraser Award as top students in the Communication Department.
A Program Built to Foster Your Success
Professors in the Communication Department are committed to undergraduate teaching and strive to create a supportive and challenging learning environment. Our faculty members are also productive scholars, whose work has been presented at professional conferences and published as books, book chapters and refereed journal articles.
The program’s small class sizes creates an intimate, supportive environment that fosters success. In addition, the College’s exclusive undergraduate focus means there are tremendous opportunities to work directly with faculty members on research projects. Students also have access to an extensive internship program that can tie knowledge gained through coursework to real-world experiences.
Two Major Concentrations, One Solid Foundation
The Communication major, with concentrations available in Communication Studies or Mediated Communication, provides a foundation for graduate studies, or for careers in diverse areas like mass media, public relations, journalism, politics, law, education and other related fields.
Our curriculum allows students to create their programs of study according to their academic and career interests from courses within the Department, and upon consultation with their advisor, from complementary courses outside the Department.
The Communication Department offers four unique minors.
- Cinema Studies Minor
The Cinema Studies Minor is devoted to the study of media and of formats related to the moving image, including recent developments in digital technology.
- Communication Minor
The minor in Communication requires the completion of six courses.
- Digital Media Production Minor
The Digital Media Production Minor is devoted to providing students with hands-on experience in the creation of visual screen media.
- Journalism Minor
The Journalism Minor is designed to help graduates launch careers in journalism, public relations and advertising worlds.