Communication classroom

Program Description 

Students will learn about communication processes, with a focus on human interaction (ex. group communication, listening, etc.) or mass media (journalism, public relations, and advertising). Students are able to integrate their liberal arts knowledge seamlessly with the major. Many students will complement this major with a second or third major to enhance their academic experience at Rockhurst University.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Develop communication skills in human or mass communication 
  • Apply communication to real-life contexts 
  • Learn and apply communication theory

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • Students are encouraged to complete internships while completing their degree. Internships have been completed at places such as:  
    • Lockton 
    • Cerner 
    • Fleishman-Hillard 
  • Students work with a local organization for their capstone project, where they identify communication issues and make recommendations to the organization.  
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in the communication speed networking event where they can hear from professionals currently in communication related roles.


Graduates of the communication program pursue careers in: 

  • Education 
  • Public relations 
  • Advertising 
  • Health promotions 
  • Broadcast