communication degree

communication Students sit together in Arrupe Hall.

program description 

a communication degree from rockhurst university focuses on the communications process, methods of communication and how to improve communication skills within yourself and among your future workplace team. our communication studies major emphasizes areas such as listening and group communication skills, journalism, public relations and advertising.

ru offers two bachelor of arts in communications major track options – human communication and mass communication – along with a communication minor and journalism minor.

our liberal arts tradition makes rockhurst one of the best communications schools in the region because our communication degree graduates are able to seamlessly integrate a unique set of communication skills in the real world.

learning outcomes 

graduates who earn a communication degree from ru will be able to:

  • develop communication skills in human or mass communication.
  • apply methods of communication to real-life contexts.
  • learn and apply communication theory.

prospective students 

current students 


  • ​students are encouraged to complete internships while completing their communication degree. internships have been completed at top companies that offer jobs for communication majors such as lockton, cerner, and fleishmanhillard.
  • students work with a local organization for their capstone project, where they identify communication issues and make recommendations to the organization.  
  • students have the opportunity to participate in the communication speed networking event where they can hear from communication professionals.
  • dean's scholar program – earn a bachelor's and master's degree in only 5 years! learn more about the program here


what can you do with a communication degree? communications jobs include areas such as:

  • advertising  
  • public relations 
  • human resources

one big question many students have is: is a communications degree worth it? the answer is yes. it is a stimulating field that offers endless possibilities. communication degree graduates work in almost every industry you can think of, from health care to government to digital marketing and beyond.