Communication at Bryant

Our academic programs embrace a common mission: to fortify the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication.

About This Department

Effective communicators increasingly are in demand to direct the exchange of information that drives our diverse world. Advanced writing and speaking skills need to be complemented by computer literacy and an understanding of the mass media, as well as an appreciation for the complexities in human interaction.

Our department offerings give students an opportunity to study various functions and forms of communication while honing their own individual talents with the guidance of mentoring faculty. In this way, our students are prepared to become impactful communicators and industry leaders.

We offer courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with optional specializations in Organizational Communication and Social Media, Public Relations and Event Planning, Strategic Healthcare Communication, and Broadcast Journalism, Film, and Television. We also offer a minor in Communication or Film Studies.

Our facilities include an HD television studio and control room, AVID editing suites, and student-run media outlets.

Department Highlight

Our program ranked #1 in Rhode Island and in the Top 5% Nationwide for Best Schools for Communication Majors along with a ranking of #16 Nationwide for ROI gives students an opportunity to analyze and evaluate various forms of communication while developing their own specific communication skills. We offer a diverse academic program with the common mission of fortifying the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication. The protection and promotion of students from all backgrounds, cultures, and countries is something we as the Bryant communication faculty, take very seriously and as such, the department cultivates the ability to think in creative and critical ways and to effectively communicate the results of that thinking.

Department Highlight

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Best Colleges US News Regional North


Bryant University is ranked No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 annual “Regional Universities North” category. Our Communication program is ranked in the top 4% in the nation by College Factual.