Communication Major & Minor
The Communication Department at Stonehill helps students develop deep understanding of the theories and humanistic approaches used in the field.
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 create an intimate, supportive environment that fosters success. In addition, the College’s 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 Concentrations, One Solid Foundation
The Communication Studies concentration looks at the interpersonal, organizational and rhetorical aspects of communication. This concentration includes courses in public relations.
The Media Studies concentration examines the history, influence, regulation and effects of mass media.
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.
The minor in Communication requires the completion of six courses.
The Digital Media Production minor is devoted to providing students with hands-on experience in the creation of visual screen media.
The Journalism minor is designed to help graduates launch careers in journalism, public relations and advertising worlds.
Career Development Resources
The Stonehill Career Development Center (CDC) offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.
- Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs.
- Annual career fair.
Communication-Specific Career Resources
- CDC staff members regularly work with Communication Department faculty to present programs on career-building skills, including professional and dining etiquette, resume and cover letter writing, and interview techniques.
- Number of active alumni mentors: 108
- Digital Innovation Lab (podcasting)
- Radio station (WSHL 91.3 FM)
- The Summit (student newspaper)
- Editing lab (Adobe suite)
- Computer lab