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Communications

Express your voice. Your ideas. Yourself. Nothing in the world is accomplished without clear and effective communication. Businesses need a voice to broadcast their value to customers. Nonprofits need skilled storytellers to educate stakeholders on their important work. At the personal level, families need effective leaders to express and champion their needs to those in power. When you choose a path in communications, you position yourself for a successful career, and begin a journey in which you’ll learn to express others’ ideas — and your own — with strategy, meaning and impact. By building that expertise with a communications degree from Regis University, you expand existing skills including self-reflection, critical and creative thinking, and community outreach, while pushing yourself to learn more than you could imagine, and emerge after graduation ready to fulfill your professional potential.

    Why Pursue a Degree in Communications at Regis?

    A communications career puts you at the forefront. When an organization breaks major company news, you’re the one to turn to reach out to the public. When a major corporate crisis emerges, you are the steady, strategic leadership to help your team weather the public relations storm. No matter the scenario, a communications degree from Regis University prepares you to control the narrative from your first day on the job, building you into an authoritative voice your professional, personal and civic communities can trust.

    How Will You Build Your Story?

    Explore our communications programs to find out.

    Communication Program by the Numbers:

    • 46,200 job openings by 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Approximately $37 million in annual losses attributed to poor corporate communication, according to Inc.com

    What Sets Regis’ Degree in Communications Apart

    Here are just a few of the factors that help graduates stand out:

    • The median salary for communications graduates is $142,883, according to Salary.com
    • Regis communications students position themselves for expanding opportunities, with 46,200 communications job expected by 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Regis graduates find jobs at well-known employers including Home Advisor, Davita, Deloitte, TransAmerica, Vanguard Communications and more

    Build Your Voice at Regis

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Janna L. Goodwin

    Dr. Janna L. Goodwin is a writer/playwright, director, and performer of original, devised and community-based works that have been produced throughout New England, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in Denver. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Communication since 2004, and also mentors playwriting students for the Mile High MFA program. A graduate of Hampshire College, her doctoral degree is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her dissertation explored theatre in prisons and shifts in inmate identity narratives. Her scholarship concerns the functions and consequences of everyday performances of self and society, and the transformative potentials of comedy, storytelling and dialogue. She was a co-founder of Ko Theatre Works and the Ko Festival of Performance. At Regis, in 2010, she launched the interdisciplinary faculty-student collaborative blog, The Regis Performance Alliance, which provides a multi-vocal reflection upon the ways in which the intentional practice of theatre can be powerfully transformative (and how involvement in theatrical performances has impacted Regis students). She created, developed, and for years mentored the student sketch-and-improvisational comedy ensemble, OutRegis!, whose mission was to use comedy and dialogue to spark meaningful exchanges around complex social issues. This approach repeatedly tripled attendance and participation in campus diversity dialogues. Her new book, The End of the World Notwithstanding (Solas House, April 2021) is a comedic take on contemporary anxieties, and a reflection on finding solace, a sense of belonging, and meaning in curiosity, relationships and the natural world.

    Enhance Your Voice

    As you pursue your communications degree at Regis, you’ll learn the role communication plays in every sphere. Interacting in small class sizes, either in-person or online, you’ll glean insights on the importance of communication to leadership, how to ask the hard questions that front-page news is made of, how to reach out to the public with resonant messages and more. When you graduate, you will be prepared to control the narrative on day one, and to propel yourself to success.

    • Join alumni using their communications degrees in careers including mediation, sales, community and public relations, journalism, government and politics, television and broadcasting and more.
    • Grow your expertise with courses that will enhance your interpersonal communication skills, prepare you to lead teams through change and innovation and more.
    • Expand your mind more, faster, with Regis University’s FastForward program, which empowers you to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time and get on the fast track to success.

    Build Your Online Experience

    Regis is the only modern, Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain region, but Rangers can live and learn anywhere. Designed for adult and working professionals, most online learning offerings follow five or eight-week schedules. Programs also start up to six times per year, meaning you can begin to build your new life on your own schedule.

    Let’s Begin

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