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Communication Programs

A major in communication will prepare you for a rewarding career in today's information economy. Whether you hope to manage communication strategies for a nonprofit, develop public relations and social media for a major corporation, or work in today's ever-changing media industry, Saint Xavier University's communication programs can help you succeed. Please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for more detailed information.

Communication Major

The department develops effective communicators who not only are skilled in using communication technologies but also understand that socially responsible communication is an interaction among people that requires both skill and sensitivity. Students also learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of messages produced by others.

Students majoring in communication can select from three concentrations of study:

If desired, students may complete additional concentration areas to support their particular interests or career plans.

What skills will I gain as a communication major?

Why study communication at Saint Xavier University?

Communication Minor

Through the communication minor, students will develop both the knowledge and skills to prepare, deliver and evaluate messages in a professional setting. In addition, students will study interpersonal and small group communication, cross-cultural communication and persuasion, examining their role in businesses, government agencies, hospitals, schools and other groups. A communication minor would make an excellent addition to any major and would be especially beneficial for majors in business, English and the sciences.