General Information Department of Communication
Offering multiple majors and home to all of Barry’s student media, Communication is a popular department and a hub of student activity on campus. Because it is closely linked to the technological, social, and cultural changes rapidly changing our world, communication is a versatile major at Barry University that provides students various ways to pursue their interests and career goals.
Our programs reflect the breadth of the communication discipline with majors in Communication & Media Studies, Advertising and Public Relations, and Television and Digital Media. We also offer minors in each of these areas and an interdisciplinary minor in journalism that combines classes in graphic design, photography, English writing, and communication.
These multiple majors and minors allow you to design your studies in ways that most suit your interests and career goals. For example, you can easily integrate a major in Broadcast & Emerging Media with the Journalism minor to broaden your skills and make you more competitive.
You can also gain additional practical experience by working with student media in the department. We are home to the campus newspaper (The Buccaneer), the campus radio station (The Mix, 99.5 FM), and the campus cable channel (Btv). All student media at Barry live up to their name by being student managed, and students create all content and programming for each medium. Financial aid is available for working with campus media.
With multiple programs of study and state-of-the-art facilities, the Department of Communication offers students the chance to live, learn, and grow in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, featuring a cosmopolitan mix of cultures, access to international media markets, and a wealth of practical experiences and professional opportunities.