Create. Critique. Connect.

“I'm confident that after graduation I'll be prepared for a career that will utilize my skills, passions, and values.”

Gabrielle Fales '17

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication

If you like to critique messages in the media, if you want to “wow” your audiences when you speak and write, if you like to analyze diverse perspectives on religion, science, and politics, and if you want to get really creative with messages that mean business, the Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Marian University might be right for you.

Why choose Communication at Marian?

No tests. You will write papers, give presentations, and complete team projects, but we’ll never ask you to regurgitate what you’ve read and memorized from a textbook.

No textbooks. You’ll read and review online, web-based content that is hand-selected by our faculty from primary sources, academic journals, and other sources.

No lectures. OK, our faculty talk, but never for a whole hour. You’ll experience lively, active dialogue and seminar-style classes.

What will I study?

You can easily tailor the communication major for a personalized academic experience. Depending on your career goals, you may want to add a few elective courses, an academic minor or even a second major, plus an internship or two. After graduation, you can leverage your knowledge and internship experience into your first job.

View courses Communication Sample 4-Year Plan

Career opportunities

When you graduate from our communication program, you will have a flexible bachelor’s degree that qualifies you for a range of career options in every major employment sector, including business, industry, health care, technology, education, and social services.

  • Assistant director of digital communications
  • Director of digital growth, engagement, and strategy
  • Sports marketing coordinator
  • Director of community outreach
  • Public relations director
  • Writer/editor
  • Executive director of nonprofit
  • Medical communications specialist
  • Child welfare advocate
  • Campaign director
  • Events and program coordinator
  • Regional sales manager
  • Associate director of alumni relations
  • Human resources recruiter
  • Web developer
  • Social media manager

Marian University has forced me to expand my horizons. Thanks to Marian University’s culture and emphasis on community, I've grown as a person. The liberal arts foundation I’m getting as a communication major is opening multiple career paths to explore."

Luke McQuillen '17

Some other programs you may be interested in

Speech Team

The award-winning Marian University speech team competes against students from schools across the country, traveling to a dozen tournaments each year.

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For more information

Reverend George LaMaster, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communication 
Associate Professor of Communication 
(317) 955-6215

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