Communication (COMM) 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.

Accelerated bachelor's + MBA

Students who choose the accelerated program can earn a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in just five years. You’ll benefit from Alverno’s distinctive, hands-on curriculum and will start building your professional network, all while saving time and money. Before beginning your senior year of undergraduate studies, you can apply for admission to the MBA program and count 12 credits toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees. By taking graduate-level courses as an undergraduate and taking two elective courses during the summer after your senior year, you can then go on to earn a master’s degree after one year of study.

Beginning Requirements
COMM-200Communication Foundations3
COMM-220Listening and Mindfulness3
COMM-230Visual Communication3
Intermediate Requirements
COMM-300Collaboration Strategies3
COMM-320Media Studies3
COMM-325Writing for Professions3
COMM-330Emerging Technologies3
COMM-340Persuasion and Advocacy3
Advanced Requirements
COMM-360Logic & Argumentation3
COMM-380Business Practicum3
COMM-490Communication Capstone3
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
COMM-371Advanced Audio & Podcasting Audio3
or COMM-372 Advanced Photography
or COMM-374 Digital Publishing
or COMM-376 Advanced Web Design
COMM ElectiveCommunication (COMM) Elective, 300 or 400 level6