Department of Communication

The Department of Communication offers a comprehensive Undergraduate Program that includes a Major with 8 Specializations, a Minor for Liberal Arts & Sciences students as well as one for Business students, and a 5-year BA/MA Program.

In addition, the Department offers several unique and engaging international experirences, including a Summer in Greece, a Summer Internship in Shanghai, China, and our exclusive Vatican Internship Program.

We offer a comprehensive Master of Arts in Communication, as well as several Certificate Programs.

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing an accelerated MA are encouraged to explore our 5-year BA/MA program.

We believe the Communication discipline is a global endeavor. To that end, we have several programs that offer students the opportunity to study, live and work in different cultures:

Welcome to The Department of Communication at Villanova University

The study of communication in the liberal arts tradition focuses on the understanding and use of symbols that create meaning in multiple communicative contexts. The discipline is grounded in ancient rhetorical traditions and is influenced by contemporary intellectual, artistic and technological developments.  Our mission, then, is to produce well-rounded communicators who are capable of speaking and listening well, thinking critically, and writing clearly.

We strive to embody this mission in several ways. Specifically, the department is committed to an intellectual atmosphere that enhances awareness of and respect for human dignity and ethical values. These values prepare students for a changing and multicultural world. In the spirit of building collegiality and community, our faculty integrates effective teaching, research and publication, as well as service to the profession, community and the university. This fosters an environment in which students majoring in Communication are offered the opportunity to participate fully in the professional, academic and extracurricular life of the discipline.

* Fall 2015 Course Descriptions.pdf
Check out the COM courses being offered for the Fall 2015 Semester in our Course Descriptions Guide.

Contact Information

Department of Communication
Garey Hall room 28
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4750
Fax: (610) 519-7749

Fall 2015 IGR Seminars

Intergroup Relations (IGR) is an educational experience about issues of social justice. One-credit IGR courses are designed to prepare students to create dialogues in situations where understanding and listening are needed. We will focus on building relationships among students from different identity groups (e.g., gender, religion, race, ability, socio-economic status, etc.). Students will receive 1 credit in Communication. For more information, go to

Communication Department IRB Submission Manager


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