Department of Communication
The Department of Communication at SLU offers students a blended approach to communication studies, teaching both theory and application. In this way we emphasize understanding while cultivating ability, to help prepare you for your chosen career path.
Our program prepares students to become effective leaders in many industries, from marketing to not-for-profit, from publications to public relations, as well as consulting and corporate opportunities. You can see the varied options that our students have by visiting our Internship page.
The Value of Understanding
Communication drives our everyday lives. At home. At school. At work. It's everywhere; and the theories of communication reveal the unlimited communication processes in our world, relating them to what we do and why we do it. From this understanding, we develop greater knowledge to make critical decisions. What is needed to solve a problem? How do you obtain relevant, credible information? How do you communicate effectively and ethically? Communication answers these questions with problem-solving skills - skills necessary for success in virtually any career.
The Value of Ability
Effective communication is the key to success in the digital age. Our curriculum reflects this, offering students not only advanced training in oral and written communication, but also in new media, through hands-on learning in our multimedia labs. Our approach will help students develop and practice a multitude of skills, from photography to digital design, from filming to finishing. Combining these skills with a theoretical understanding will allow students not just to use technology creatively, but to use it effectively.
A Complete Education
A degree in communication from SLU prepares you for life beyond college. More than 90 percent of graduates from our undergraduate program begin a career in their chosen fields, including advertising, event planning, journalism and public affairs. Our graduate program further expands students' knowledge of the field, broadening their perspectives through a multitude of lenses. Our faculty fosters learning paths for all of our students. From a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, they will guide you through your chosen area of study and encourage you to pursue what excites you.
SLU offers students a complete, valuable education, one where they study, understand and apply effective communication in both their personal and professional lives.