Alverno’s versatile communication major will prepare you to imagine, create and deliver innovative communication using emerging technologies and effective strategies.

Whether you seek to inform, inspire, challenge or drive social change, we’ll help you to harness the power of your voice and speak up with confidence in this dynamic and growing field.

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In the classroom

You’ll thrive in our small classes led by dedicated faculty mentors who have deep experience in the communication field. You'll get to know your professors, who will personally guide you through coursework and help you select the right classes, internships and other opportunities to reach your career goals.

You'll learn core communication theory and tools with the latest digital production techniques, focusing on in-demand skills such as web design, social media management, radio broadcasting and video production. You’ll benefit from Alverno’s distinctive, hands-on curriculum and will be immersed in experiential learning by working on semester-long collaborative projects.

Our program is designed to be flexible, allowing you to identify and pursue your unique interests through self-directed projects and advanced­-level electives.

Beyond the classroom

You'll put your classroom skills to work through an internship. Our location in Wisconsin's biggest city gives you access to fantastic possibilities. You’ll intern for at least one semester, giving you a valuable opportunity to build your resume while getting hands-on experience. Alverno's Career Studio, with connections to over 2,000 partner sites, and our communication faculty can help you find the best internship to help you achieve your goals.

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Morgan, Communication Major

The communication major at Alverno allowed me to explore my interests and provided me with the tools I need to succeed in any work environment.

Communication + The Alverno Difference

We create women leaders who are ready to succeed and shatter ceilings. At Alverno, you'll find an empowering, supportive environment that helps you achieve your best.

Instead of letter grades, we focus on your personal development and real-world skills — equipping you with the crucial writing, speaking, critical thinking and problem-solving skills you need to thrive in communication. Our learning approach is centered around the 8 Abilities, which will set you apart from the crowd.

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Communication Minor

In addition to the communication major, Alverno offers a communication minor that complements many areas of study. A communication minor will prepare you to imagine, create and deliver innovative communication using emerging technologies and effective strategies. You will gain essential, current knowledge while enjoying hands-on learning.