Jul 21, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, B.S.

Jason Zalinger, Ph.D., Program Director

Bachelor of Science

General Liberal Arts and Sciences  
General Education Requirements 60 Credits
Major Concentration  
Communication Studies 42 Credits
Open Electives 18 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who major in Communication Studies must complete:

Communication Studies Elective:

Communication Studies majors select 6 additional courses from the following categories.

Other options include COMM 295 - Topics in Comm Studies COMM 397 Independent Study Comm Studies  and additional internships (at least one course per category):

Theatre Arts Minor

15 Credits
Students who choose to minor in Theatre Arts can complete it with 15 credits earned through five of the courses listed below. *At least TWO of these courses must be selected from the COMM/MEDA performance selections (246, 262, 263, 282).


With approval from the Program Director, other electives may be substituted based on the student’s career interests. Up to nine credits of internships may be earned by a student majoring in Communication Studies.

*Core Course for the Communication Studies program and must be taken at a registered campus. All Communication Studies majors must take this course. This course cannot be substituted.