Communication (major)

Do you love to pin it, post it or tweet it? Are teachers routinely praising your writing style? Do you use videos to share what’s on your mind? If so, a Communication degree may be right for you.

Alverno’s Communication major will prepare you to imagine, create and deliver innovative communication using emerging technologies and effective strategies. You will gain essential, current knowledge while enjoying hands-on learning.

This major blends core communication theory and tools with the latest digital production techniques to prepare graduates for success in a dynamic and growing field.

Communication Major Beginning
COMM-200Communication Foundations3
COMM-220Listening and Mindfulness3
COMM-230Production Lab 1: Visual Communication3
or COMM-231 Production Lab 1: Information Technology
Communication Major Intermediate
COMM-300Communication Strategies3
COMM-320Media Studies3
COMM-330Production Lab II:Emerging Technologies3
COMM-340Persuasion and Advocacy3
Communication Major Advanced
COMM-360Logic & Argumentation3
COMM-380Project Management3
COMM-490Communication Capstone3
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
Take 3 credits from Production Labs II3
Prod Lab III: Adv Audio&Internet radio
Producation Lab III:Adv Photography
Prod Lab III:Adv Digital Publishing
Prod Lab III:Advanced Web Design
Take 6 credits from COMM-300/400 level6

This major requires one minor and follows the general education requirements for standard majors-not science related. 

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.