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Department of Communication and Media


Academic Opportunities 

Student Advising 

Students in communication and media meet each semester with their assigned adviser to choose courses for the following semester, and discuss topics related to their academics at Merrimack.


Majors and minors are able to take a wide variety of electives in addition to required courses, from TV Production and Intercultural Communication to New Media and Health Campaigns. 


Most students in communication and media complete at least one internship for various business, governmental, and non-profit organizations in Massachusetts and beyond.

Global Education

Students in communication and media have several opportunities to learn while immersed in another country and culture, whether for an entire semester or in a short-term study abroad course.

Student Groups and Organizations

The Beacon

Merrimack’s student-run monthly student newspaper covering campus events, community issues, culture, and sports.

Film Club

Established in 2015 to help members of the Merrimack community deepen their understanding of cinematic history and innovation as well as broaden their intellectual and creative horizons.

Lambda Pi Eta

Honor society of the National Communication Association. Recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.

WMCK Radio

Merrimack’s student-run radio station airing music, news, sports and community programming.


Merrimack’s new TV club! More info coming soon!

More Info

Samantha Bruno 

Dept. Administrator

Comm Arts & Sciences
Cushing 211



Jacob Turner

Chair & Associate Professor
Comm Arts & Sciences