Gain grounding in communication scholarship along with a range of practical professional skills.

The program helps students develop awareness of how communication practices impact individuals and society.  We emphasize ethics and our classes seek to have students identify how their work impacts the world around them.


In addition to preparing students for an array of jobs, the Department of Communication prepares students for continuing graduate education.  Across the majors students acquire strong research, writing, and analytical skills.

Based near downtown Chicago, our program places students in dynamic internships which provide them with learning experiences integral to future job placement.

When taking courses from our Communication Major, students will take a core set of courses and then choose a track relevant to what they want to do with their careers. The four tracks students will choose are Human Communication and Culture, Journalism, Media, and Strategic Communication.

Communication (BA)

Are you interested in public relations, personnel or marketing? How about television and radio broadcasting, production or publications? Then communication is the major for you.

Journalism (BA)

Our journalism program focuses on the foundational skills of proper reporting, editing and analysis with emphasis on convergent media—preparing you for a future with multiple career options in journalism and communication. This includes print, broadcast, online and magazine journalism; traditional and online publishing; corporate or not-for-profit communication; public relations; media relations; and more.


Student Media

At WCGR Radio Station, students get hands-on experience and training with audio equipment by actually hosting their own radio show. Students can also get professional managerial experience by managing live shows. WCGR radio is constantly streaming, with student-hosted radio shows occurring every night.

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At WCGR-TV, students get hands-on experience and training with audio and video equipment by producing their own short films. WCGR-TV students have conducted a variety of interviews, including a Chicago Cubs announcer, an ABC news producer and a voice actor for the Judge Mathias Show. WCGR News is a studio based news show that includes location news stories created by student reporters and crew. 

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The Spectator is Concordia University Chicago's student-led newspaper covering campus and student life.  

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Open Submissions:

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all other members of the Concordia University community are encouraged to submit opinion pieces and photography to The Spectator.

We reserve the right to edit all submissions for content, length, or any other reason determined by the editorial staff.

Submit your opinion pieces and photography to:

The Spectator
Concordia University
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
spectator@CUChicago.edu


Internships

The Department of Communication’s internship program allows students to take what they have learned from courses and apply it into the work field. Internships are a great way for students to gain experience for their future careers. No matter which communication specialty students chose to follow, internships help them further their education from professionals that are succeeding in their professions. While working with their faculty advisor and internship advisor, the student will set goals and expectations to work on for the duration of the position. When the position comes to a close, the student will review what they learned from the internship and if it is something they want to pursue. This also gives students the ability to earn class credit for their work.

Being in close proximity to downtown Chicago, there are so many unique and diverse internships for students to choose from. If you do not see something on this list that fits what you are looking for, do not worry, the Communication Department is always willing to help you find what suits you best. With over 120 internships in the department’s database, and even more options to be found, there are plenty of opportunities that will push students to grow and become better professionals.

If you have any questions or need advice on internships, feel free to stop by the Department of Communication and talk to any of the professors or staff or give us a call at 708-488-4328.

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