Overview

A 21-hour minor in communication is the perfect companion to any major at Trinity.  It allows students to take the knowledge they have learned in their primary major—from biology to history to decision sciences—and effectively pass it along to others through multiple media channels, empowering them to make real, substantial change in the world.

Fast Facts
  • Get involved in the student-run television station, TigerTV.
  • Contribute to radio broadcasts by hosting or producing content for our professional radio station, KRTU.
  • Get a broad base of understanding in media industries, texts, and audiences.
  • Specialize in areas such as journalism, advertising, film, television, public relations, graphic design, and magazines.
Student studying graphic novels in the library

 


What You'll Study

Dive into the Digital Age


Faculty

Plugged in, but accessible

Trinity’s communication faculty are skilled researchers, passionate mentors, and leaders in their field who stay in front of the latest trends in the world of media.

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Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor
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Rebecca Densley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sarah E. Erickson
Sarah E. Erickson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Robert Huesca, Ph.D.
Carlos Augustus de Lozano Chair of Journalism
Zhaoxi Liu
Zhaoxi Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Melissa McMullen
Melissa McMullen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Camille Reyes
Camille Reyes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Jacob Sanchez
Visiting Assistant Professor

Student Opportunities

Ready for primetime

Scholarships

In their junior year, students in communication are considered for department scholarships in public relations, journalism, and visual communication.

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Honor Programs

Junior students with a department and overall University GPA of 3.75 may be invited to participate in a year-long honors project. 

Research Opportunities

Communication students are amazing scholars, and many have received summer Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowships and projects.

Service-Learning

Communication students find numerous internship and summer media job opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Spaces and Facilities

The Department of Communication has state-of-the-art HD television and radio stations, as well as Dell and Apple computer labs.

Student Awards and Recognition

As a result of their classes and internships, communication students have published work in local, regional, and national media.

Lecture Series

The Department of Communication hosts several annual lectures and events where students and alumni interact with communication experts.


When You Graduate

Take a starring role

Graduates enter a rapidly-changing media landscape armed with both technical talents and problem-solving abilities stemming from the liberal arts. In addition to the graduates who work for media companies or in communication departments of non-profit, corporate, and government organizations, many pursue graduate and law degrees, join the Peace Corps and Teach for America, or teach abroad.

 

Careers 

Tigers are valued as smart, articulate problem solvers across a wide array of career paths. Communication majors have become journalists, public relations professionals, advertising creatives, filmmakers, designers, corporate communicators, and small business owners (just to name a few).

Graduate Schools or Programs:

Art and Design Graduate Programs

  • Savannah School of Art and Design
  • Georgia Tech

Communication Graduate Programs

  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania State University

Law Schools

  • University of Texas - Austin
  • Duke
  • SMU

Career Areas:

  • Corporate, Political, and Government Communication
  • Film and Television
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Law
  • News
  • Strategic Communications, PR, and Advertising

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • Buzzfeed
    • Electronic Arts
    • Facebook
    • NBC News
    • New York Times
    • Red Bull
    • U.S. Olympic Committee

    Take the next step

    Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.