Office: Andrew White Student Center, Room M014L
Chair: Sara Magee, Associate Professor
Assistant Chair: Jonathan J. Lillie, Associate Professor
Professors: Neil Alperstein; Andrew Ciofalo (emeritus); Russell J. Cook; Elliot King
Associate Professor: Gregory Hoplamazian; Jonathan J. Lillie; Sara Magee; Tania Rosas-Moreno; Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Assistant Professors: Amy Becker; Masudul Biswas; Paola Pascual-Ferrá
Affiliate Faculty: Kevin Atticks; Gerard Blair; Veronica Gunnerson; John Stack
The mission of the communication program is to educate ethical leaders well versed in the communication arts. The program provides both breadth of understanding of communication in contemporary society and depth of study of the media professions. The communication major, minor, and interdisciplinary major help students to develop critical thinking and analytical skills, ask intelligent and relevant questions, and develop professional competence in several communication disciplines. Loyola communication graduates have a strong placement record in entry-level jobs in business, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and media, as well as in graduate school and law school.
Communication majors choose from specializations in advertising/public relations, digital media, or journalism, while also taking courses in popular culture, media and society, free speech, public speaking, publishing, or research. Small classes enable students to interact closely with the faculty. Many classes are taught in cutting-edge media technology labs.
The classroom experience is enhanced by internships in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City, as well as campus cocurricular activities, including the Greyhound student newspaper, WLOY radio station, GreyComm Television Studios, the Loyola Magazine online, Apprentice House student-run book publishing company, Advertising Club, and Public Relations Student Society of America.
Upon graduating with a degree in communication from Loyola University Maryland
- Students will have mastered the technological and communication skills to disseminate information effectively through the deployment of appropriate communication platforms;
- Students will be able to synthesize knowledge using interdisciplinary approaches including sociological, psychological, and cultural, as well as applied business and marketing strategies;
- Students will have utilized research skills to access, analyze, and evaluate information on behalf of appropriate stakeholders and according to specific goals;
- Students will understand and value individual differences and demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity for working effectively in a diverse and changing world by considering professional ethics and social justice within their professional field and the broader community.