The Department of Communication's undergraduate and graduate academic programs embrace a common mission: to fortify the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication. The focus is on oral, written, and mediated communication skills that are essential in both professional and personal lives.

Communication at Bryant

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.

At the undergraduate level, 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.

Putting theory into practice

Our state-of-the-art production facilities allowing every production course at Bryant to be hands-on from start to finish. This hands-on experience, as well as faculty mentoring, led College Magazine to rank Bryant No. 3 on its 2017 list of top 10 broadcast journalism programs. College Factual/USA Today ranks our program among the top 15% in the nation.

Student-run media include The Archway newspaper, WJMF radio, and The Ledger yearbook. College 

Katie Colton '12: Investing in the future

After graduating with a degree in Communication, she became a standout at NESN. Thanks to her Bryant network, she's heading to Cornell to pursue her MBA.

Elizabeth Oluokun ’18: Knack for managing projects leads to leadership

She's blending Communication and Management to chart a path toward a career running a financial literacy company for immigrants and their families.

William Tondo ’19 breaks news, makes connections

Bryant's close-knit community of faculty and students offers a surprising "big-school atmosphere" and opportunities that open doors for the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper.

Student Involvement

A number of department-based organizations and groups support our students’ personal and professional growth. These include WJMF, the student-run HD radio station; Media Production Club; The Archway newspaper; The Podium for those interested in public speaking; Bryant’s chapter of the National Communication Honor Society; and The Ledger yearbook.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty include prominent scholars, teachers, and media industry professionals. They enhance their expertise through research, publishing, consulting, and community service, and bring this knowledge into the classroom. They also provide personal guidance for students pursuing internships and careers that rely on communication skills and competencies.

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Gaining practical experience

With the support of our Communication faculty members and working closely with the Amica Center for Career Education, our communication students have interned at organizations including Hasbro, Hill Holliday, Boston Celtics, and MTV Networks. Many have received job offers where they interned. Our graduates are also accepted into prestigious graduate programs worldwide.

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