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The mission of the Communication Department is to foster the practice and study of communication to inform and transform society for the better. The department promotes the study of communication and the arts of persuasion, community-building, and journalistic reporting that contribute to the Greek ideal of the "agora" as the center of a democratic, diverse society. We pursue this mission by encouraging:
We envision a world where communication is founded on respect for individual autonomy and equality, and where such communication contributes to self-realization, self-determination, and democracy.
The department offers BA and minor degrees in Communications Studies, Journalism, and Strategic Communications.
BA degree programs:
Go to the main degree page for details and degree requirements for the BA and minor degrees.
The Faculty of the Year Award for academic year 2014-15 goes to Communications Professor Caitlin Ring Carlson.Read the story about her award here.
Communication Professor Sonora Jha, PhD, published "On Spine and Crown" in Seattle, City of Literature (2015, Sasquatch Books). The anthology of Seattle writers is a collection of essays, history, and personal stories that pay tribute to Seattle’s literary heritage. Click here to read the full article.
Meet alumna Shon Crewe '97, Communication major, co-host on 710 ESPN's Northwest Golf Show, who will be in the thick of the action at the U.S. Open Championship overlooking Chambers Bay in June. Read her interview in Seattle University Magazine.
Meet Professor Rick Malleus, who examines the challenges facing Seattle University students when they return home from studying abroad.
Read the article and watch the video here.