Communications

Holy Family University is proud to offer students a highly supportive learning environment that values their personal and professional goals. Students in our Communications program thrive in our small yet challenging learning environment. As with all of our bachelor’s degree programs, we believe providing opportunities for hands-on experience beyond the classroom is a key component of your college education.

The Holy Family University Communications major studies the economic and cultural realities of the mass media industry. Within the Communications major, students may choose between two tracks: Public Relations and Digital Communication. The goal of the major is to engender competent and trustworthy media professionals. To that end, both tracks produce graduates with creative production skills, critical thinking aptitude, problem solving proficiency, journalistic integrity, and knowledge of digital innovations.

Our students are able to create, produce, and use a variety of print, visual, and electronic media within a changing communications environment. Moreover, as refined throughout courses, their writing and journalistic skills are exemplary.

Communications Suite
Designed to meet the needs and expectations of a growing program, our Communications Suite facilities include a TV/Radio Broadcasting Studio (with manual and robotic HD video cameras), a Digital Video Editing Room (with Final Cut Pro), and a Mac lab.

Major Coursework
Some of the classes you will take as a Communications major include:

• Communication and Culture
• Digital Media
• Desktop Publishing
• Law and Ethics in Media
• Multi-Media Storytelling
• Public Relations
• Television and Electronic Media
• American Popular Culture
• Intro to Film: Theory and Practice
• Journalism II: News and Feature Writing
• Social Media

What Can You Do With This Major?
Many of our communications graduates have wonderful career success stories. Here are just a few of the positions our recent graduates hold:

• Game Presentation Coordinator, Philadelphia Flyers
• Sales and Marketing Assistant, Clear Channel Outdoor
• Writer/Editor, The Sports Network
• Assistant Promotions Director, Sports Radio WIP 610
• Promotions Assistant, WPHT CBC Radio

Real-World Experience
Communications students gain real-world experience through Holy Family's nationally recognized internship placement program. Some of the companies our students have interned with include:

• Bucks County Courier Times
• Center City Film & Video
• Clear Channel Outdoor
• NBC 10
• Q 102 FM
• The Fan 97.5
• Philadelphia Flyers
• Philadelphia Film Office