Why Study Communication and Media?

As a communication and media major at Merrimack College, you’ll sharpen your skills as a sophisticated producer and consumer of communication.

You’ll Learn by Doing

Excellent writing, speaking and media production skills are crucial for many communication careers. The majority of communication and media majors at Merrimack have at least one internship in a media or communication field. Our graduates work in areas as diverse as advertising, athletic communications, social media marketing, public relations, sales, recruitment, higher education, event planning and management.

When studying communication & media at Merrimack College, you will learn how to:

  • Understand a breadth of communication theories and apply those theories to make sense of communication in the everyday world.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethics that enable responsible and sensitive communication.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the communication discipline and its societal and professional implications.
  • Prepare and present effective messages in a variety of contexts.
  • Construct well-reasoned arguments and articulate them clearly.
  • Participate in the exchange of ideas resulting in personal growth and social change.

Why Merrimack

  • You’ll choose classes tailored to your unique interests in broadcasting, health communication, strategic communication and environmental communication.
  • You’ll have access to our cutting-edge radio stationtelevision studio and Media Center.
  • You’ll join a close-knit community with small classes.

Alumni Profiles

Where do communication and media majors work after graduation? Meet a selection of our alumni who are using the skills they developed at Merrimack in their careers. 

Internship Spotlights

See a selection of our communication and media major internships and the role they have played in our students’ education at Merrimack. 

Work with Merrimack’s D1 Athletics Communications Team

Be one of several students who intern, work or volunteer on game days with Merrimack’s Division I Athletic Communications team.

Communication and Media Major and Minors

Lambda Pi Eta students standing together outside at honor society induction.
Communication and Media Major
Students working in the MCTV studio.
Public Relations Minor
Faculty member editing on computer with student.
Digital Media Production Minor
Prof. Turner talking with two students.
Film Studies Minor

Communication and Media on YouTube

Check out our YouTube playlist and get an inside look at the Media Center, MCTV studio, The Beacon student newspaper and more.

Opportunities abound at Merrimack for hands-on, experiential learning for our communication and media majors and minors.

Communication and Media YouTube Playlist

Contact Us

Jacob Turner
Professor and Department Chair, Communication and Media | 978-837-3552