Communication Studies Major

Constant change is a given in the lightning-fast digital age. As a communication studies major at Saint Joseph’s, you will be a daily participant in this dynamic environment. Interdisciplinary in nature, courses are designed to help you develop skills in multiple arenas, leading to an exciting range of career opportunities, including multimedia journalism, web content and digital media design and production, social media, film creation, public relations and marketing communications.

Coursework will give you fundamental communication skills, and select classes from related disciplines will complement your individual interest and ambition. For instance, courses in journalism, photography and film provide insight into writing and creating visually effective pieces, and the business aspect of communications is emphasized in advertising, public relations and media management study.

There is no question that communication and information technologies will continue to influence the world, and the skills you develop as a major will help you create a future distinguished by innovation. While you perfect how you communicate, our ethics-based curriculum will shape your moral dimension, giving you a heightened awareness of your impact and responsibility as a communicator.

Communications studies is a new major at Saint Joseph’s, but our graduates have already entered the workforce as multi-media artists, video editors, copywriters and public relations specialists, in fields as diverse as business, government, non-profit, education and entertainment. 

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