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Undergraduate Curriculum

As an undergraduate student in the Saint Louis University Department of Communication, you will choose from three concentration areas within the major program: communication studies, integrated strategic communication, or journalism and media studies. You also have the option to pursue a communication-related minor or micro-credential.

You will develop strong oral, written and digital communication skills by choosing any of our three concentrations. We emphasize the importance of ethics, critical thinking and cultural competence across the curriculum.

Learn more about the communication major — including a curriculum overview and concentration requirements, program learning outcomes, and careers associated with the major — by clicking here

View Full Descriptions of Communication Courses 

3+3 Accelerated B.A./J.D. Program

The Department of Communication offers a 3+3 accelerated program in partnership with SLU Law. Eligible students can complete a B.A. in communication and a J.D. in six years. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

The Robert-Honigfort Journalism Scholarship 

The Department of Communication is excited to offer the Robert-Honigfort Journalism Scholarship. This scholarship supports incoming SLU freshmen and transfer students majoring in communication with a journalism and media studies concentration. Contact Department Chair Dr. Dan Kozlowski at to apply. Funds will be offered on an availability basis. The priority deadline is Feb. 1. 

Minor Programs

The minor in communication at Saint Louis University allows you to complement another major with the essential knowledge and skills that the study of communication provides. You can work with your Department of Communication mentor to create a course plan suited to your interests and goals. 

Below are a few examples to illustrate how obtaining a communication minor can serve diverse interests:

  • Interested in advocating for social justice? Take elective classes like Social Justice Communication and Intergroup Dialogue.
  • Interested in health care? Take elective classes like Health Communication and Science Communication.
  • Interested in strategic communication? Take elective classes like Writing for Public Relations and Integrated Communications Campaigns.
  • Interested in digital media? Take elective classes like Video Production and Design and Publication Design.
  • Interested in legal studies? Take elective classes like Free Expression or Argumentation and Debate.
  • Interested in fostering healthy relationships? Take elective classes like Interpersonal Communication and Family Communication.

The Department of Communication also offers the following interdisciplinary undergraduate minors:

And the Department of Communication also offers a four-course micro-credential in media production