The Communication Department at Villanova has a cutting-edge undergraduate major curriculum, which—reflecting our Department's mission—integrates the theory, research, and practice of communication. The degree comprises introductory courses, theory courses, advanced topics courses, an advanced research course and one integrative, capstone course.


The Communication major gives you the flexibility to choose how you want to package your courses within the Department. The Department offers eight specializations, allowing students to focus their education on their area of interest, or students may choose to design their own specialization. Each specialization has specific requirements within the department's theory courses and advanced topic courses. Some specializations require an internship.

Learn more about our specializations.

Sabrina Carter

“The Communication program at Villanova allows you to discover and follow your passions while preparing for life outside of Villanova, wherever it may lead you. Personally, I have always had a deep appreciation for the arts, especially theater and music. From studying performance abroad in Greece to framing final projects around iconic RnB and Hip-Hop albums, I was able to weave my passions into my studies in ways that felt very personal and meaningful."

– Sabrina Carter ’18 CLAS

Heidi Rose, PhD
Performance Studies

Administrative Assistants
Loretta Chiaverini
Jarryd Kainz
Garey Hall, room 28


The Waterhouse Family Institute (WFI), housed within the Department of Communication, was established by a generous gift from Lawrence Waterhouse Jr., ’59 A&S, founder of Waterhouse Investor Services, Inc.

The WFI was founded to highlight the centrality of Communication in the creation of social change. Our goal is to serve as the center of an international network of Communication scholars, practitioners, and activists working to create a more just social world.