Degree Options
Credit Hour Minor


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Communication Studies at St. Mary’s

The Communication Studies major prepares students in the range of principles and practices of human interaction.

After successful completion of their studies, during required internships and after graduation, students find themselves gaining careers and pursuing graduate study in fields that range as widely as the communication discipline: intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, mass, public, organizational, gender, visual, corporate/industrial and political communications.

All majors learn the basics of effective, ethical and persuasive leadership, which research identifies as the first foundations of success in all endeavors — public and private.

  • Teacher Certification

    Share your passion for communication with the next generation. The Communication Studies program at St. Mary’s includes a 27-credit-hour teacher certification option.

Co-curricular Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities, such as:

  • Academic research and publishing
  • Broadcasting opportunities
  • Campus newspaper, The Rattler
  • Video production
  • Service learning
  • Lambda Pi Eta honor society

Law School-Ready

Many students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies go on to pursue a degree in law.

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  • “It is dedicating yourself to others as a leader that sets St. Mary’s graduates apart.”

    — Lily Schow, junior Communications Studies and Political Science major

Where Our Alumni Have Worked and Interned

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