About Communication

Our undergraduate and graduate academic programs embrace a common mission: to fortify the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication.
Bryant Professor Wendy Samter

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.

Communication coursework

The Communication Department offers a variety of courses to help students in their careers, in addition to ever-changing special topics courses to augment permanent offerings. In addition to the business administration minor, communication majors also take a four-course minor to further enhance their career-oriented course of study. 

Clubs and Organizations

  • WJMF is a non-commercial HD radio station that broadcasts daily throughout the academic year. The station is completely student-run and operated, and is advised by an industry-trained professional.

  • The Media Production Club takes students interested in television and film beyond the lens and deep into the trends and attitudes that make media production the communications tool of choice. Advised by industry-trained professionals and using state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, members experience life in front of the camera, behind the scenes, or streaming across the Internet.

  • The Communication Society is a social and academic club for Communication majors and minors. The society promotes networking, informs students about careers in communication, current and future classes, and holds social functions, provides opportunities in event planning, public relations, fundraising, internships, community service, and mentoring relationships.

  • The Archway is Bryant's weekly student newspaper. Staff members work with an industry-trained advisor who mentors students on various aspects of the journalistic process from conducting interviews to writing articles.

  • The Podium is a student-run organization that supports and encourages public speaking skills. As part of their weekly agenda, Podium members provide constructive feedback to students looking for a forum on which to practice e-pitches, class presentations, and speeches.

  • Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honorary of the National Communication Association (NCA). As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has over 180 active chapters across the United States. 

  • The Ledger is Bryant University's yearbook. The staff is responsible for its preparation, editing, and publication.

Department Chair

Where our students go

Graduates of Bryant’s Communication program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Bose Corporation
Boston Beer Company
Citizens Financial Group
Dell EMC
Dunkin' Brands
ESPN
Google
Indeed.com
NESN
New England Controls
Thrivehive
WPRI-TV
Fairfield Univeristy
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Malone University
Northeastern University
University of Connecticut

Inspiring Faculty

Communication - Department Page - Chair - Kevin Pearce

Inspiring Faculty

Our distinguished faculty include award-winning educators and mentors with backgrounds in journalism, radio and broadcast production, and health science research. Among them is:

KEVIN PEARCE, PH.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Department Chair