Communication Department

The Communication Department at Stonehill helps students develop deep understanding of the theories and humanistic approaches used in the field.


Casey, Holmes, LoRusso Named 2019 Communication Department Students of the Year

Three students in the Communication Department are being recognized as 2019 Communication Students of the Year.

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12 law schools, 3 honors and 1 strong desire to pay it forward

Pierrce Holmes ’19 was accepted at a dozen of the most renowned law schools in the nation, chosen by his classmates to be the student speaker at commencement and honored as senior of the year by faculty in his two majors, philosophy and communication.

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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 Media Studies, 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.

Department Minors

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.

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