Minoring in Communication at Providence College
Communications at Providence College
Through this program, students are expected to produce excellent works in various media — written, oral, and visual. Students learn the theoretical and historical underpinnings of communication as a field and its relationship with societal trends and issues. And perhaps most importantly, communication courses help students learn crossdisciplinary thinking and how to gather, synthesize, and critically evaluate information from various sources.
Minor in Communications
IN THE NEWS
David Angell ’69 (1946 –2001)
Emmy Award winning Producer and Creator
Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, ’05Hon.
NBA Analyst, ESPN
Rick Cordella ’99
President, NBC Sports
Peter Farrelly ’79
Academy Award-winning producer, director, and writer
Cayleigh Griffin ’14
Host, AT&T SportsNet Houston
Sean McAdam ’81
Reporter, Boston Sports Journal
Mark Ockerbloom ’85
Anchor, Boston 25 News
John O’Hurley ’76, ’06Hon.
Actor, singer, author, and entrepreneur
Mike Leonard ’70, ’00Hon.
Filmmaker, formerly of NBC Today Show
Edward Scanlon ’55, ’00Hon.
Executive Vice President, NBC (retired)
HOW TO APPLY
A minor in communication is available by application only. Students who have declared a major may apply in their first or second year during the application period, which runs through September and January. Notifications of a decision are sent in October and February. Students who do not receive an initial acceptance may reapply. (Current juniors and seniors are not eligible to apply.)
1. Only students who have declared a major are eligible to declare a minor.
2. Statement of Purpose (500 – 1,000 words): Explain your interest in the communication minor. How does it connect with your major? In what ways will an interdisciplinary minor enhance your learning goals? How will your skills and interests contribute to the cohort of communication minors at Providence College?
3. Sample Creative or Academic Work: Please submit a sample of work that reflects your skills and/or goals in the communication program. Examples might include writing samples, photography, paintings or drawings, video, or digital content.