Bachelor of Arts in Communication

General

Program Description

Become an expert in communication and communication technology.

Interested in the rich field of communication? At Bellarmine, our courses blend class work with hands-on application and field experiences to teach new communication technologies as well as the many facets of human communication: interpersonal, intercultural, mediated and group.

In addition to offering a rich and exciting curriculum inside the classroom, the School of Communication is home to Bellarmine Radio, The Concord newspaper, NEXU Student Agency, a media production suite and a lively sports-broadcasting YouTube channel that covers BU athletics.

Why study communication at Bellarmine?

Bellarmine communication students take advantage of Louisville’s business, journalism and communication landscape for networking, guest speakers and internships from across the industry. Our students enjoy many opportunities for active learning, whether in a Mac lab, a production suite or on location at one of many top internship sites. If you want to study in an industry that never sleeps, then find your passion in Bellarmine’s School of Communication!

Choose from these undergraduate areas of study:

  • Graphic and Digital Design
  • Sports Broadcasting and Television/Radio Production
  • Journalism and New Media Writing
  • Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing

Career Prospects

Graduates of our communication major go on to careers in a wide variety of occupations, including business, human resources, public relations, marketing, advertising, media production, digital content and more.

The great news about majoring in communication is that pretty much every field needs excellent communicators. The sky’s the limit! And at Bellarmine, we will hook you up with great internships at the city's top communication, media, ad agency, PR and HR firms.

On-Campus Experiences

At Bellarmine, there are plenty of opportunities to enhance your education with hands-on experiences, including:

  • Bellarmine Radio
  • The Concord newspaper
  • NEXU Student Agency
  • Our media production suite
  • BU Athletics YouTube channel

Besides these exciting communication opportunities, there are dozens of clubs and student organizations, many—such as the Student Government Association—with a need for communication student leaders.

Five Year Programs

Thanks to Bellarmine’s Early Entry Dual Enrollment programs, you can earn your bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just five years. A master’s degree on top of a Bellarmine bachelor’s degree can position you to put your career on the fast track early. Here’s how it works: If you meet admission requirements, you’ll work with your adviser to develop your five-year plan. Most students begin taking master’s level courses in their senior year. Master’s level courses typically replace free elective credits. Master’s level programs in communication include the Master of Arts in Communication and the Master of Science in Digital Media.

Last updated February 2019

About the School

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Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation's best colleges and universities. Our students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. Read less