- Communication Studies
- Buckley Center 262, MSC 59
- 5000 N Willamette Blvd.
- Portland OR 97203
"Since graduating from UP, I have found the education that I have received at the University of Portland to be comprehensive, well-rounded, and applicable and relevant to the professional world. The curriculum, integrating philosophy, theology, and culture, has made me a more effective scholar and a more well rounded person.
"I had the opportunity to study abroad for a year in Salzburg, Austria, which was a life-changing experience. I had the opportunity to travel to the four corners of Europe and see some of the world’s most exciting cities and oldest landmarks. My year abroad was the highlight of my college career.
"As the Communication and Development Coordinator at the University of Southern California’s Medical Group, I often am able to apply what I have learned during my undergraduate studies to my job. Working in a healthcare environment, there is an inherent need for cultural competency and understanding, both of which I learned while earning my Communication degree. Additionally, a large part of my job entails with people on many levels in different environments. Studying communication at UP provided me the tools to adapt to many different areas and groups.
"While at UP, I had the opportunity to participate in a number of extracurricular activities that I might not have been able to at a larger university, such as the speech and debate team. UP allowed me to be involved and not fade into a mere “number” within the undergraduate population.
"Most importantly, I value the lasting relationships I built with friends and professors. Being such a small school, the University of Portland is a tight-knit community of students, staff, and faculty. I still keep up with many of them since graduating."
Megan Morris, '08