Department of Communication and Media

Fostering the practice and study of communication to inform and transform society for the better.


Our mission is to educate students to become critics and creators of communication who are driven to serve the common good, participate actively in their communities, and advocate for social justice. Students are educated in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive context that:

  • Fosters creative thinking and intellectual rigor.
  • Promotes learning through experience and professional formation opportunities.
  • Engages with current and emerging communication and media practices and platforms. 

BA and Minor, Communication and Media

Explore our degree options and learn about our specializations in Communications Studies, Journalism and Strategic Communication.

Student Activities and Clubs

Build skills, explore career options and possibilities, and develop relationships with your peers, faculty, and professionals in a wide range of fields.

Students have dinner during debate practice

Debate Team

Participating on the Seattle University Debate Union is great training for a future career especially for lawyers, educators, marketers, scientists, social and political advocates, and any position where communicating effectively is important. Our students learn to collaborate with teammates, building a supportive group of friends that share interests. Students from any major and regardless of experience are welcome to participate. With supportive coaching, our program builds your communication skills, allowing you to take on new challenges and accomplish the goals you want to achieve.

Students making Redhawk sign in front of Edelman PR signage

Public Relations Student Society of America

Our PRSSA chapter is dedicated to providing members the resources needed for a smooth transition from academic scholars to public relations professionals.

Students working in the Spectator News Room

The Spectator

Our award-winning, weekly student newspaper. The staff delivers campus news that is informed, engaging and reflective of the values of Seattle University.