Our program is tailored to your goals. You'll start by taking two foundation courses that focus on effective speaking, concise writing, and critical thinking. Then you’ll enter the experiential phase, where you’ll pinpoint a major to gain specific knowledge and hands-on experience. You’ll work with mentors who are thought influencers in the field—the Suffolk classroom and the city beyond is your oyster.
Choose from Three Majors:
Global & Cultural Communication
Communication styles and methods vary greatly across cultures and around the globe and can often give clues into societal structure and tradition. In our versatile Global & Cultural Communication major, you’ll study intercultural communication, media, rhetoric, and more.
Students learn to report the news across print and digital platforms in our Journalism major. You’ll start with courses in writing, online journalism, and media law. Then you can choose a concentration in either broadcast Journalism or Print/Web Journalism. Both the Print and Broadcast Journalism concentrations prepare students for careers in the field of Journalism, as well as for graduate studies.
- In the Broadcast Journalism concentration, you’ll gain invaluable experience at our two campus TV shows, Suffolk U News and Temple Street. Internships are also a critical component. While undergraduates, our students regularly work at New England Cable News, PBS, and the local affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox News and ESPN.
- On the Print/Web side, you’ll gain universal skills that can be applied in print and online, including reporting, feature writing, criticism and copyediting. Our students regularly intern at The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, Metro Newspaper, among other print outlets, as well as for a wide variety of online news and sports publications.
Media & Film
Media and film are dynamic concepts that are constantly evolving; therefore, students need to prepare themselves to be adaptable creators in the industries. To that end, the major guides students through considerations of both practical and critical nature to ensure that students learn how the two areas exist with mutual benefit to one another. Upon graduation, students are prepared for both practical work in the industry and graduate studies in film or media theory or a specialized production area.
Internships are highly encouraged, and students regularly intern at production and post production houses in the city and Boston metro area, as well as TV stations, such as PBS. Many also intern on movie sets, as Hollywood productions regularly shoot in the city.