Bachelor of Arts (BA) Major in Communication

Develop the Skills All Organizations Need

GMercyU’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication program is known for its combination of hands-on training and classroom instruction. As one of the top communication schools in PA, it’s the perfect launching pad for a career in writing, broadcasting, media technology, or public relations for communications majors.

The GMercyU Difference

Gwynedd Mercy University offers a Communications degree in PA that gives you the opportunity to:

  • Absorb more from your education with our 1-on-1 learning atmosphere and low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Learn directly from professors who are experts and knowledgeable in their fields (we don’t have any teaching assistants leading classes)
  • Get the extra push you need to be successful from professors who care about your success and constantly mentor, motivate, and encourage you

Undergraduate Minors 

Increase the value of your degree as a comm major by adding an undergraduate minor. Along with being a top communication school, GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.


In addition to general education requirements, as a mass communications major, you will need to complete the following courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree:

Major Requirements – 60 Credits

COM 101 Public Speaking
COM 102 Introduction to Television Production
COM 201 Theories of Mass Communication
COM 202  Visual Communication
COM 203 Introduction to Journalism
COM 204   Introduction to Public Relations
COM 205  Media Technology
COM 206  Public Relations Writing
COM 301  Feature & Magazine Writing
COM 302   Media Ethics
COM 400 Advanced Journalism
COM 401  Broadcast Journalism
COM 405 Communication Internship
COM 4000 Capstone Project
ENG 105  Grammar Review
ENG 217  American Literaure II
ENG 230  History of English
ENG 240 History of Rhetoric
ENG 301 World Masterpieces 
ENG/COM 400-level elective

Credit Requirements
A minimum of 125 credits is required for the Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication degree.

To review course descriptions for a mass communications major, please refer to the undergraduate catalog (PDF).

Internship Opportunities

Through GMercyU’s communication programs, our students have interned at many exciting organizations, including:

  • Malvern Retreat House
  • Millennium Radio New Jersey
  • NBC10 / WCAU Philadelphia
  • Public Relations at GMercyU
  • Saile & Saile LLP
  • WMMR - Preston and Steve
  • Philadelphia Freedoms
  • Univest Corporation
  • ESPN Radio

Career Outcomes

A Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree will prepare you for a wide range of opportunities in communications and related fields.  Your options are as open as your skills and imagination!

Possible careers for communications majors

•    Assistant Editor
•    Broadcast Journalist
•    Booking Agent
•    Camera Operator
•    Cinematographer
•    Columnist
•    Copywriter
•    Correspondent
•    Designer
•    Editor, writer
•    Electronic Publishing
•    Graphic Artist
•    Literary Agent

•    Media Director
•    Producer – radio/television/movies
•    Production Assistant
•    Public Relations Specialist
•    Publisher
•    Reporter
•    Speech Writer
•    Sports Promoter
•    Technical Writer

* Some of these careers may involve acquiring additional education.
* This is only a partial list and not meant to limit you.