What will I learn?

The Communication, Journalism, & Media Department at Suffolk University will give you the skills you need to succeed in today's landscape of complex technologies and diverse audiences. Our location in the heart of Boston enables you to study communication and intern in one of the Top 10 U.S. media markets and in a vital, urban environment. At both the undergraduate and graduate level, you'll work with our experienced teacher-scholars in small group settings in the classroom, studio, and field.

Communication styles and methods vary greatly across cultures and around the globe. Listen closely and you'll get important social insights. In our versatile Global & Cultural Communication major, you’ll study intercultural communication, media, rhetoric, and more.

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 gain specific knowledge and hands-on experience in global and cultural communication.

Studying communication around the world and among various cultures will help you communicate with diverse audiences. In this major, you'll analyze cultural values, norms, and behaviors. You'll critique global media and the messages they send, analyzing global Hollywood, the images of Muslim women in transnational media, the information society, and global social movement, among other topics. And you'll study how rhetoric helps shape personal and cultural identities worldwide. You'll also explore emerging trends in global, ethical, legal, political communication, and social justice issues in the context of cultural theory.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (126 credits)

Tuition fees
US$41,242.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 September 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

73 Tremont Street,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school qualification.

For international students

Students must have final high school transcript.

English language requirements

TOEFL or IELTS score (TOEFL minimum is a 79, IELTS a 6.5)

PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54

Application deadline for fall is February 15 and spring is December 1.

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About this uni

Located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 areas of study.

  • Main urban campus in bustling Boston area
  • Large international student community
  • Industry connections and internship opportunities
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes