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Communication

Bachelor of Arts

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As a communications major, you’ll focuses on merging the traditional studies of mass communication with today’s developing media technology. The skills you gain with this degree will keep you on top of those trends, and with a unique ability to guide the integration of future media technologies, too.

As a student in the B.A. in Communications program, you can master tons of concepts, including topics in persuasion, investigation and social media. Or, take a more technical route and study development and delivery of all kinds of internet-based messages, as well as traditional print, radio and TV.

You’ll learn from our credentialed professors and industry experts. You’ll manage theory and fundamentals while working hands-on with our top-level technology. Plus, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to develop your portfolio even further with our on-campus student productions (Knight Radio, iPulse TV and iPulse newspaper). Or, snag a chance to volunteer or intern with one of our local, highly respected media outlets.

What you’ll learn as a communications major

  • Mass communications and social media
  • Newest social and mobile media technologies
  • Concepts of persuasion, investigation and social media

Curriculum & requirements

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Communications media curriculum

As a communications major, you’ll take courses in technology, mass communications and social media. And you’ll learn the latest industry knowledge from expert faculty and professors.

Course preview

COM 125 Interpersonal Communication
Examine the nature of the communication process as it occurs in the “one-on-one” (dyadic) context, including areas such as the formation of self-concept, conflict management, small group strategies and workplace communication in both non-mediated and mediated environments.

COM 254 Media Aesthetics
Study aesthetics and styles of production and distribution techniques in traditional and emerging media, incorporating film, video, television, motion picture, radio and the internet. Learn methods such as the major elements of light, color, space, time, motion and sound, and their use.

COM 444 Strategies in New Media Use
Explore how emerging and new media can be used to serve the goals and objectives of the full range of society’s institutions, federal and local governments, businesses, professions, disciplines, interest groups and others within society. Using insights from earlier media, students develop strategies and tactics for emerging and new media use.

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits.

Careers in communications and media

As a communications major, you will gain the skills needed for a successful communications career. With your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be fully qualified to take on a range of roles, including:

  • Online writer
  • Editor
  • Social media specialist
  • Producer
  • Media relations specialist
  • Communications consultant
  • Speechwriter

Graduates of the bachelor’s in communication program have gone on to work for many well-known corporations, including:

  • CNBC, WCBS-TV and NFL Films
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Ryan Seacrest Productions
  • VH1
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Beacon Communications
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