Communication is the cornerstone of all that we are, do, and become. Whether in our jobs or in our personal lives, we rely on communications to affect individuals and society. Communication majors study how humans to create civilized societies, whether in interpersonal interactions, small groups, or large organizations, and through the media and the message we create. Be it with peers, colleagues, or strangers, or through formal or informal methods, effective and efficient practice and understanding of communications relies on the authenticity of experiences and a solid understanding of social and cultural dimensions.
Holy Cross combines both theoretical experience and concrete applications, allowing our students to develop their abilities to articulate ideas, effectively translate ideas and concepts into visual images and sounds, adapt appropriately to a variety of audiences, and critically assess and create messages. We are able to provide a range of opportunities to study and apply different communication methods and media strategies to prepare our students to be successful global citizens.
- Communication Studies
Organizational, Intercultural, Interpersonal, Verbal and Nonverbal Communications
- Advertising / Public Relations
Strategic Business Communications
- Film and Media Studies
Video Production / Screenwriting / Media Ethics
- Journalism / Broadcasting
Major and Minor Requirements
Kristina Barroso Burrell, J.D.
Campus and External Communications
All seminars are free and open to the public and followed by a reception on campus. Click here for the archive videos of the past speakers.
Chair, Business and Communications