Ave Maria University
The Communications major at AMU will give you a firm foundation in the liberal arts while also teaching you how to communicate effectively and leverage technology to amplify your message. Along the way, you’ll pick up some helpful marketing techniques to help you connect with your audience and share a message that persuades and motivates action.
Careers:, Law, Marketing, Sales, Public Relations Manager
As a Communications major, you’ll learn how to use rhetoric and technological proficiency to become a master of communicating and disseminating ideas. These skills will help you advance in all aspects of your life. Whether professional, personal, political or evangelical, communication skills are the key to sharing knowledge and influencing your listeners.
Fast Fact: Communication is key! Learn everything you’ll need to craft a clear and compelling message, connect with your audience and use best practices and technology to get the word out.
Are you interested in rhetoric, public speaking, and marketing? Are you looking for creative outlets through which to communicate artful messages? Are you thinking about a major that will allow for an internship opportunity in which you can put into practice the lessons learned in the classroom? The Communications major is tailored to fit students with these interests, who would like to develop their skill sets into a vocation. Students benefit from the best of a liberal arts curriculum before considering how their communication skills can be adapted to the ever-changing mediums of communication in today’s digital world, while ever being aware of their ethical imperatives to communicate truth in its fullest dimensions.
Education: B.S., Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Mount Union; B.A., Spanish, University of Mount Union; M.A., Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communications, Duquesne University; Ph.D., Rhetoric, Duquesne University
Office: Henkels 2018
Phone: (239) 304-7964
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A. Literature, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Canizaro Library 219
Phone: (239) 280-1612
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s University; M.A., Writing Arts, Rowan University; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, Writing & Rhetoric
Office: Henkels 2052
Phone: (239) 280-1662
Education: B.A., Speech and Philosophy, Kansas State University; M.A., Communications, Kansas State University; M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Rhetoric and Communications, University of Pittsburgh
Office: Henkels 2054
Phone: (239) 304-7936
*COMM majors must complete four Communications Electives in addition to the Required Courses for the Major. At least one of those electives must have a COMM designation. The other three may be COMM Electives or may be selected from the approved list of Additional Elective Courses.
The Communications major builds within it an internship or clinical experience so that students can begin building a portfolio and acquire professional experience. From this hands-on experience, excellent students may be recommended for positions in television, digital productions, radio, journalism, or other media related work.
*COMM minors must complete four Communications Electives in addition to COMM 200. At least two of those electives must have a COMM designation. The other two may be COMM Electives or may be selected from the approved list of Additional Elective Courses.
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The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.
With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, a beautiful campus. What more could you want? How about a community-like atmosphere, quality instructors who care about your success, a wealth of spiritual activities, expert career guidance… and that’s only the beginning. Imagine your future at AMU. It all starts by filling out our free application today.