Communication

School of Communication & The Arts

Pitch advertising campaigns to real clients. Conduct reporting in a bustling newsroom. Work on real public relations cases. Perform live sports broadcast journalism. And do it all before you graduate. The Communication program at Marist provides the flexibility and the resources to give you a competitive edge when you enter the field.

Industry-Experienced Communication Faculty

On top of a thorough theoretical foundation in communications, all of our faculty come to us with years of industry experience. This allows our Communication students to learn first-hand about their future careers and gain important connections to major institutions in their fields. View all Communication faculty >

Build a Breadth of Knowledge For Your Future

Marist’s liberal arts approach creates a comprehensive educational experience for all our students; you’ll gain foundational knowledge within your major, and you’ll dive into the depths of your unique interests. At Marist, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your academic experience based on what you’re passionate about with one or multiple concentrations within the major:

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Build a Breadth of Knowledge For Your Future

Marist’s liberal arts approach creates a comprehensive educational experience for all our students; you’ll gain foundational knowledge within your major, and you’ll dive into the depths of your unique interests. At Marist, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your academic experience based on what you’re passionate about with one or multiple concentrations within the major:

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Simulate The Communications Industry In Classes

At Marist, we dedicate ourselves to providing hands-on learning opportunities for all of our students. From presenting advertising campaigns to real clients to participating in a bustling newsroom, students in each concentration develop a competitive edge of industry experience upon entering their chosen field after graduation.

  • In Communication Campaign Management, public relations students visit nonprofit organizations in the community, research their client’s situation, and develop strategic communication campaigns for them.
  • Advertising students compete in the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition, during which they create a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign that is pitched to a corporate client.
  • In Center Field, sports communication students simulate the sports desk of a newsroom by covering Marist varsity and club sports in depth as credentialed reporters and editors.

Simulate The Communications Industry In Classes

At Marist, we dedicate ourselves to providing hands-on learning opportunities for all of our students. From presenting advertising campaigns to real clients to participating in a bustling newsroom, students in each concentration develop a competitive edge of industry experience upon entering their chosen field after graduation.

  • In Communication Campaign Management, public relations students visit nonprofit organizations in the community, research their client’s situation, and develop strategic communication campaigns for them.
  • Advertising students compete in the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition, during which they create a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign that is pitched to a corporate client.
  • In Center Field, sports communication students simulate the sports desk of a newsroom by covering Marist varsity and club sports in depth as credentialed reporters and editors.

Marie Bardelli
Communication major, Public Relations and Advertising concentrations, Business minor
Los Angeles, CA

Take a walk with Marie through her favorite spots on campus as a Communication major, including our cutting-edge academic facilities and TV studios, as well as the Student Center, residence hall, and library.

Marie Bardelli
Communication major, Public Relations and Advertising concentrations, Business minor
Los Angeles, CA

Take a walk with Marie through her favorite spots on campus as a Communication major, including our cutting-edge academic facilities and TV studios, as well as the Student Center, residence hall, and library.

Top-Tier Communication Internships

As a Communication student concentrating in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, or Sports Communication, internship experience in your field is an important way to get your foot in the door after graduation. Over 83% of Marist students complete at least one internship, and your internship coordinator and the Center for Career Services will ensure you land the optimal internship to prepare you for your future career. Here are just a few examples of high-profile internship destinations for our Communication students:

At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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Higher than the national average for salary 6 years after graduation

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