Academics

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Communication Department

The department has several majors all of which develop student knowledge of a specific field of communication.  The program gives students grounding in communication scholarship along with a range of practical professional skills.

The program helps students develop awareness of how communication practices impact individuals and society.  We emphasize ethics and our classes seek to have students identify how their work impacts the world around them.

In addition to preparing students for an array of jobs, the Department of Communication prepares students for continuing graduate education.  Across the majors students acquire strong research, writing, and analytical skills.

Based near downtown Chicago, our program places students in dynamic internships which provide them with learning experiences integral to future job placement.

When taking courses from our Communication Major, students will take a core set of courses and then choose a track relevant to what they want to do with their careers. The four tracks students will choose are Human Communication and Culture, Journalism, Media, and Strategic Communication.

Are you interested in public relations, personnel or marketing? How about television and radio broadcasting, production or publications? Then communication is the major for you. 

Our journalism program focuses on the foundational skills of proper reporting, editing and analysis with emphasis on convergent media—preparing you for a future with multiple career options in journalism and communication. This includes print, broadcast, online and magazine journalism; traditional and online publishing; corporate or not-for-profit communication; public relations; media relations; and more.

At WCGR Radio Station, students get hands-on experience and training with audio equipment by actually hosting their own radio show. Students can also get professional managerial experience by managing live shows. WCGR radio is constantly streaming, with student-hosted radio shows occurring every night. Also check out WCGR-TV.

WCGR is Concordia University's student-led television station.

The Spectator is Concordia University's student-led campus newspaper covering campus and student life.  

Bluma, Jennifer R. - Ph.D. - Regent University Dr. Reilly Bluma teaches speech communication courses. Her special research interests are critical rhetoric, digital culture and postcolonial studies. Bluma's work has contributed to studies of silence...
The Department of Communication’s internship program allows students to take what they have learned from courses and apply it into the work field. Internships are a great way for students to gain experience for their future careers. No matter which...