We promote 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.
Passion to use communication as a powerful tool in the promotion of justice in our world
Perception in effectively interpreting and understanding communication situations and challenges
Performance in being able to prepare and present effective, responsible messages
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.
We prepare you to become an effective, ethical communicator in a variety of contexts. We offer a BA and a Minor degree in Communication and Media with three specializations.
You must choose a specialization, but the flexibility built into the curriculum allows you also double- or triple-specialize, your educational plan accommodates it.
Our major prepares you for a diverse range of careers, including journalism, corporate communication, non-profit advocacy, and public relations. Drawing on a combination of praxis and theory, courses are designed to teach you about the role of communication in society and provide you with experience in developing your oral, written, visual, and digital communication skills. Internships are a key part of your education, with opportunities at PR agencies, news outlets, arts organizations, non-profits and other organizations across Seattle.
Communication and Journalism
Communication and Media Studies Graduates
For Digital Communication
Our student-run radio station, broadcasting since 1994. Each individual DJ has near complete control of what they play on the air to give KXSU a rich diversity in musical taste.
Our award-winning, weekly student newspaper. The staff delivers campus news that is informed, engaging and reflective of the values of SU.
Our PRSSA chapter is dedicated to providing members the resources needed for a smooth transition from academic scholars to public relations professionals.
Hands-on experience that increases critical thinking and knowledge of the world and improves written and oral expression. Open to all majors.