Our program is tailored to your goals. You'll start by taking two foundation courses that focus on effective speaking, concise writing, and critical thinking. Then you’ll enter the experiential phase, where you’ll pinpoint a major to gain specific knowledge and hands-on experience. You’ll work with mentors who are thought influencers in the field—the Suffolk classroom and the city beyond is your oyster.
Choose from Five Majors:
Learn how to package thoughts, concepts, and products in our Advertising major. You'll start with the basics of communication theory and basic presentation skills. Then you’ll advance to design and production, copywriting, media planning, and new media and markets.
Global & Cultural CommunicationCommunication styles and methods vary greatly across cultures and around the globe--and can often give clues into societal structure and tradition. In our versatile Global & Cultural Communication major, you'll study intercultural communication, media, rhetoric, political communication, and more.
Learn how to report the news across print and digital platforms in our Journalism major. You'll start with courses in writing, online journalism, and media law. Then you can choose a concentration in either Broadcast Journalism or Print/Web Journalism:
- In the Broadcast Journalism concentration, you’ll gain invaluable experience at our two campus TV shows, Suffolk U News and Temple Street. Internships are also a crucial component: Graduates have worked at New England Cable News, PBS, and more.
- And on the Print/Web side, you’ll gain universal skills that can be applied in print and online, including copyediting, feature writing, criticism, and reporting—and many of these courses are taught by distinguished reporters.
Media & Film
“Media” is an evolving concept, constantly innovating as technology develops. This major blends key courses in news media, production, and cinema, along with for-credit internships in TV production, film-making, media law, and business. State-of-the-art editing equipment and film labs provide hands-on learning.
You’ll learn how to craft a message that packs a punch—whether it’s for a politician, a major corporation, or a powerhouse PR firm (and our alumni work for all three). The Public Relations major blends journalism with event planning, organizational communication, and social media.