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The College of St. Scholastica

Enhancing Career Readiness through Effective Communication

Combine theory and practice to discover your potential through our Communication and Media Studies major. Our program will help you master hands-on media theory, research and production while exploring social behavior and the foundations of the communicating arts.

You’ll develop exceptional writing and analytical skills, deliver strategic messages to targeted audiences and create innovative projects in a fast-paced multimedia setting. As a student, you’ll write and produce diverse content, including audiovisual projects, podcasts, books, photography and design for media, entertainment, sports and other fields.

Exploring Communication and Media in the Industry

Go beyond the classroom with exciting internship opportunities, professional work settings and experiential learning trips. Through these experiences, you’ll gain a new appreciation for historical contexts of communication and cutting-edge digital communications best practices.

Effective communication is at the heart of countless fields, and as a graduate, you’ll be ready to excel in any one of them. Our alumni network leads in many fields nationwide, including fulfilling careers as journalists, educators, corporate trainers, lawyers, film and television producers, publishers and news directors.

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The program provided me with communication and relationship-building skills, which benefited my contract negotiations, speaking engagements and lobbying on Capitol Hill.

Andrew Colvard

Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

Degree Details


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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.


Experiential Learning

Clear and effective communication is essential in today’s digital age. Our Communication and Media Studies program equips you for success with courses in intercultural communication, research and theory, media literacy, film studies and multimedia production. You can also take advantage of immersive learning and abundant internship opportunities to develop your creative media production skills.

As a student, you can intern at radio stations, public arts commissions, television stations, advertising agencies, sports organizations and other professional environments to enhance your portfolio and industry expertise. Gain invaluable real-world experience by working with area businesses.

Career Outlook

The range of job prospects within the communications realm continues to broaden, with individuals from various industries finding value in the skills acquired through a communications degree. Graduates of St Scholastica’s Communication and Media Studies program have ventured into rewarding professions such as journalism, law, advocacy, photography, sales, publishing and filmmaking.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.