Office: Andrew White Student Center, Room M014L
Chair: Sara Magee, Associate Professor
Assistant Chair: Masudul K. Biswas, Associate Professor
Professors: Neil Alperstein (emeritus); Andrew Ciofalo (emeritus); Russell J. Cook (emeritus); Elliot King; Tania Rosas-Moreno
Associate Professor: Amy Becker; Masudul K. Biswas; Gregory Hoplamazian; Jonathan J. Lillie; Sara Magee; Paola Pascual-Ferrá; Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Affiliate Faculty: Kevin Atticks; David Belz; Gerard Blair; Noelle Dichiera; Nora Frenkiel; Jennifer Glick; April Newton; Nguyen Nguyen
The mission of the communication program is to provide a meaningful and distinctive undergraduate experience for students interested in communication by offering a flexible, forward-looking, student-focused, and ethically grounded course of study. Experiential learning opportunities prepare students with essential pre-professional skills and a fundamental understanding of various communication industries and explore the role of media in our world. Communication majors, minors, and interdisciplinary majors will be equipped to face these opportunities and meet them with skill, empathy, and a strong sense of values and purpose based in the Jesuit educational tradition. Loyola communication graduates have a strong placement record in entry-level jobs in business, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, media organizations and companies, as well as in graduate school and law school.
Communication majors choose one or two specializations in advertising/public relations, digital media, journalism, or media and society, while also taking courses in popular culture, media ethics, free speech, public speaking, publishing, and research. Small classes enable students to interact closely with the faculty and 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, among others, 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.