Communication Arts

A communication degree has no boundaries. It translates into multiple work environments with its foundations in interpersonal, small group, persuasive, oral, digital, visual, and written communication. Students develop understanding of and the key skill sets to work in non-profit, corporate, consumer, and mediated communication settings. Throughout the degree program, students build a diversified portfolio demonstrating oral and written strengths, as well as problem-solving, audience analysis, interpersonal dynamics, conflict mediation, and cross- cultural and gender understanding.

Students develop professional experience through experiential and service learning within courses and through self-selected internships. Students are encouraged to complete two internships at different sites and with different job descriptions. With the many connections that our faculty have throughout the communication community, you’ll be able to take advantage of internships with organizations such as The Milwaukee Athletic Club, Zeppos & Associates (one of Milwaukee’s top public relations firms), and the YMCA.

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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
●  Tuition/Semester: $14,422 (2017-18)
●  Tuition/Year: $28,844 (2017-18)

Additional Information

A major in communication will allow the student to develop the skills necessary to communicate with a variety of audiences in a variety of settings. Career options include entry level positions in public relations, mass media, business and industrial communications, social media specialist, advertising and public service. In addition to the many career opportunities available right out of college, some of our graduates continue their education in either graduate school or law school. A maximum of two CA 403 internship for three credits each and/or two Public Relations courses can be counted toward the 42-credit requirement. For all required major courses a grade of "C" or higher must be achieved.

Communication Major: 42 Credits
Required courses for major: CA 101, 108, 210, 252, 260, 301, 331, 401, 403, and a minimum of 15 elective credits from CA course offerings.  Up to two Public Relations (PR) course offerings can be counted toward the elective requirement.  A maximum of two CA 403 internships for three credits each can be counted toward the 42-credit requirement. For all required major courses a grade of “C” or higher must be achieved.
 
Communication Minor: 18 credits
Choose three courses from: CA 101, 108, 210, 252 and nine elective credits in CA. One elective course may be PR designated. For all required minor courses a grade of “C” or higher must be achieved.
 

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.

Admission Requirements


Freshman Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.
  • Send ACT or SAT Scores
    Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application 
    Submit the  admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you  obtain an F-1 student visa.

Contact Admissions


Our counselors know that each student is unique, which is why they are ready to help you throughout the entire process. Get started by reaching out to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions 

6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 
Phone: (414) 410-4040 or (800) 347-8822
Email: admissions@stritch.edu  

Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students locate all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.
 

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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