communication faculty members

Today—when truths are distorted by some popular but biased media sources, when people spend more time on devices than they do connecting face-to-face, and when conflict characterizes our cultural narratives—we need, more than ever, a dimensional understanding of communication in all of its interdependent aspects. 


The Communication major at Regis puts students in the same rooms with an outstanding faculty of scholars and cultural critics, experienced broadcast producers, international public relations specialists, media activists, business communication professionals, conflict management experts, scriptwriters and storytellers, accomplished masters of debate and argumentation and other public speakers.

Graduating seniors leave our program well-equipped for family, social and professional life. Some advance to graduate programs while others begin rewarding careers in marketing, public relations, media production, audio production, social media management, education, business and nonprofit management, law, real estate, community service, sports, sales, health care, event planning and the arts—and other paths too numerous to mention.

Students choose from among three tracks:

Media and Society

The Media and Society track educates and guides students so that they may be informed, ethical and creative practitioners, leaders, critics and consumers in the professions and industries of media and technology. Emphasizing practical application through community engagement and production, students have opportunities to create online content (i.e., podcasts, videos, websites, etc.); write for our school newspaper, The Highlander; produce a show for our radio station, KRCX; write critical-cultural reviews of popular culture texts to present at conferences, and much more.

Public Relations and Civic Engagement

The Public Relations industry is growing all across the globe, including in developing nations and emerging markets like India and Kenya. There are opportunities for skilled PR practitioners to work in a wide variety of industries and geographic regions. The Public Relations and Civic Engagement track at Regis focuses on ethical and transparent public relations that works for social good. While we approach PR primarily from an advocacy lens, students are equipped with the theoretical and practical skills needed to tell stories to a wide variety of people across a range of platforms.

Human Communication and Conflict

Studying in the Human Communication and Conflict track means understanding human experiences as systemic, co-created, emergent, narrative and performed. Students look at which aspects of communication can be quantified and predicted; which can be understood as being about meaning and emotion, and which are best grasped in the contexts of power and justice. They explore consequences of a conflict-obsessed society. Studying human communication develops knowledge and practices that (unique in their centrality to everything we do) can transform the quality of our lives. Students learn to think with greater insight, complexity and nuance about performed behavior, relationships and how people make meaning.

Mission Statement

The scholarship and teaching in the Department of Communication at Regis University works to increase our understanding of the nature, processes, and practices of face-to-face and mediated communication. We use a variety of theoretical and applied approaches to engage students in examining communication in diverse contexts, including interpersonal, group, organizational, and media studies.

  • In the Jesuit tradition, communication students are encouraged to question, confront, and embrace the world. We facilitate student exploration of communication issues and dilemmas with the goal of creating communication practices in line with the common good. We are committed to empowering future leaders to make ethical and effective contributions to civic and professional organizations.
  • Whether our students pursue careers in journalism, education, law, management and organizational consultation, mediation, television, theater and video arts, public relations, or advertising, they are prepared to create responsible messages and facilitate conscientious conversations and decision making.
  • The department has an extensive network of internships in the Denver area. Intern placements are available at major television and radio stations, print media, cable companies, public relations firms, theatres and other creative venues, advertising agencies, and non-profit organizations. Internship credit may be earned by students with advanced standing who have demonstrated above average ability and professional interest.

The Communication Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. All communication majors must declare a minor in another discipline.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Minor in Communication

Learn more about our distinguished faculty members by viewing our Department of Communication faculty profiles.

Careers

Employers list "excellence in communication" as the number one attribute they look for when recruiting new employees. Graduates with a Communication major work in public relations, television, radio, and sales; they are account representatives and television producers. Human resource officers and publication managers. They write for magazines, newspaper, or advertising firms. They are filmmakers, playwrights, teaching artists and facilitators of community development. Still others have gone on to graduate schools of journalism, electronic media, law, and social work.

Internship Opportunities:

The internship is an intrinsic part of the Communication major at Regis. A wealth of positions are available in Denver--over 150-- as our city fast becomes an international hub of cable & satellite-delivered media.

Internship courses are available in television, film, radio, print media, public relations, advertising, and organizational communication. These courses are available to students with advanced standing and with the approval of the Department Chair.

Find internships and apply your skills in the professional world.