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Department of Communication and Media

Specialization and Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Communication and media students have the opportunity to develop their major according to particular topics of interest or areas of study.

We also encourage our students to at least minor in a field complementary to their interests and goals in communication and media. Some examples of specialization include:

Applied Communication

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Intro to Applied Communication
  • Health Campaigns
  • Health Communication 
  • Lying and Deception 
  • Sports Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Lying and Deception

Mass Communication

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Global Media
  • Humor and Media
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Media Industries and Organizations
  • Media Marathoning
  • New Media and Digital Communication

Media Production

  • Basic Photography
  • The Film Experience 
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Newspaper and New Media I & II
  • Radio Production
  • Television Production
  • Television Criticism

Organizational Communication

  • Advanced Organizational Communication
  • Communication and Nonprofit Organizing 
  • Conflict Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • Leadership and Collaboration

Professional/Strategic Communication

  • Business Communication
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Persuasion and Social Influence
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Public Communication 

Interdisciplinary Specialization and Minors

Many of our students also minor in marketing; business administration; graphic design; theater; film; psychology; women’s and gender studies; health sciences; environmental and sustainability studies; and other fields that complement and expand on the specializations listed above.

More Info

Jacob Turner

Chair & Associate Professor
Comm Arts & Sciences

978-837-3552

turnerjs@merrimack.edu

 

Samantha Bruno 

Dept. Administrator

Comm Arts & Sciences

978-837-5360
brunos@merrimack.edu