Communication and Media

The Communication and Media degree prepares students to become effective, ethical communicators in a variety of contexts. We offer three specializations: communication studies, journalism, and strategic communication. All students must choose a specialization, but with the flexibility built into the curriculum, they may also double- or triple-specialize, provided they have room in their educational plan to do so.

This major will prepare students for a diverse range of careers, including journalism, corporate communication, non-profit advocacy, and public relations. Drawing on a combination of praxis and theory, courses are designed to teach students about the role of communication in society and provide them with experience in developing their oral, written, visual, and digital communication skills. Internships are a key part of our students’ education. Students intern at PR agencies, news outlets, arts organizations, non-profits and other organizations across Seattle.


What can a Communication Studies Specialization offer? Here’s an overview from our students about our Communication Studies Specialization can do for you.

Interested in a Strategic Communication Specialization? Watch this video created by our students and see what we can offer!

Here’s some great insight into our Journalism Specialization from our students! See what journalism can offer today. Watch and enjoy.

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Go behind the scenes and meet the Spectator staff for 2017-18 school year!

Contact Us

Christopher Paul, PhD
Department Chair

Verna McKinnon-Hipps
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 206.296.2034