Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

B.A. Communication Studies

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You get a text message on your phone that's three letters, but tells you everything you need to know. You see an image on a billboard that makes you smile. You watch a one-minute video on YouTube that makes your heart ache. How can so little communicate so much? Our communication studies majors learn how and why communication works.

The communication studies major proudly places itself at the intersection of theory and practice. Its students are led to understand and to use, to critique and to appreciate, to embrace communication as it is presently practiced in society and to hone it for more effective service to the human community. Our communication studies majors benefit from our unparalleled location within the scholarly Loyola community and in the midst of the Chicago media hub.

Communication studies courses help students understand how communication can persuade, comfort,  alienate, or bring the world together.

Program Benefits

  • Study communications in Chicago, one of the nation’s largest media markets, home to major agencies, brands and public figures, and the media outlets they communicate with and through
  • Learn communication theory and practice through communications professionals
  • Gain access to the latest media technology, equipment, and software through Loyola’s Digital Media Lab, School of Communication's Owl Lab, Convergence Studio, and on-site radio station