Communication | In person

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Mode of Study
In person

Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. See cost details

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program highlights

  • Gain professional experience by participating in internships and service-learning opportunities.
  • Study with engaged faculty who have extensive experience in communication theory and its application in a range of academic and professional fields of endeavor.
  • Expand your communication studies by selecting a minor in Cinema Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Audio and Video Production, or Public Relations.
  • Join an outstanding alumni network including an Emmy winner and Maine Association of Broadcasters Award recipient.
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Real-world experience

We offer internships and service-learning opportunities in diverse fields, including community relations, marketing, broadcasting, strategic advocacy, media writing, management, government, advertising social services, education, and counseling.

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Production lab

You’ll have 24/7 access to our production lab, which contains a dedicated professional television studio as well as digital audio and video editing facilities, film cameras, and lighting and sound equipment.

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Career opportunities

Our alumni work in both the public and private sectors. Graduates have acquired positions at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, MEMIC, Gulf of Maine Research Center, Unum, IDEXX, New York Yankees, Martin’s Health Point Care, Portland Sea Dogs, and the Council on International Educational Exchange.

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Program requirements

Our program embraces a liberal arts philosophy and emphasizes critical thinking. You’ll examine communication theories and practices, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organization, intercultural, gender and family, and mass media.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Dedicated faculty

Our faculty have extensive research and scholarship experience. They regularly present their research at conferences that include the National Communication Association, the Media Ecology Association, Eastern Communication Association, and Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender.

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Flexible course options

Are you looking for a more flexible schedule? Our Communication major is also available online. You could choose to take all of your courses online, or take a blend of online and in-person courses.

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Next steps

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