Contact Nancy Kerr, Media Communication Program Director,
What major will allow you to mix the study of sonic arts with entrepreneurship? Or gender studies with journalism? If you have lots of interests, and are excited by a number of career fields, the Communication major is a perfect fit for you. In our globally connected environment, communication has become paramount to everyone in the workforce. Highly skilled, well-rounded and experienced communication professionals are more sought after and have more career opportunities than ever before.
With our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll take Communication courses like Media & Society and Public Speaking during your first year at Champlain. This unique curriculum design combines digital and human communication with media production, giving you the skills to inform, educate, persuade and sell to each target audience you hope to influence. Through relevant classes, you'll discover and explore your personal interests, then you'll work closely with a faculty advisor to tailor the program to your passions, with the opportunity to specialize in journalism, sonic arts or publishing.
Multiple internship opportunities will help you perfect an integrated set of skills that will serve you well in launching a successful career. Communication majors intern with a variety of companies, including People Making Good Public Relations, FUSE Marketing, Regional Education Television Network, Hen House Media, Hall Communications, WCAX-TV, Lake Champlain Chocolates, True Tone Studios and Star 92.9 Radio.
As a Communication Major, your courses will focus on practical workplace application and hands-on projects created for a wide variety of real-world clients that prepare you to be an accomplished and effective communicator. A Communication degree is one prized by employers because graduates have a well-rounded education paired with relevant experience, which translates into job opportunities in every industry.
We designed the curriculum of our majors to support a semester of international study, which means you can study in another country, even complete an internship abroad, and still graduate on time. You can choose to take your international study at our campus in Montreal, Canada, or in Dublin, Ireland, or virtually anywhere in the world through one of our Global Partners or third-party programs. Learn more about study abroad options.
In addition to your faculty advisor, you'll learn from other professors who are experts in their field. Communication faculty members work in a number of industries and bring that real-world experience into their classrooms to help their students. Because Communication majors take courses in other programs, you'll also benefit from other skilled faculty throughout the College.