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COM-BS - Communications


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Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

90195 - COM-BS

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Today’s media environment is complex, innovative and exciting. Understanding the many uses of mass media and mastering media technologies is indispensable to citizens of the 21st century. The Communications Program prepare students to successfully navigate this rapidly changing world. We provide students with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary liberal arts education which serves as a foundation for specialized study in media- and communications-related fields.  

The Communications Program offers the following concentrations: Media Studies, Corporate Communications, Journalism and Design & Digital Media. Studies study the history and theory of media industries and media forms, from advertising and public relations to radio and television, and from print to digital and social media. The Communications Program is offered in collaboration with the Department of English and in association with the Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Coursework may include History of Television, Digital Audio Production, Data Visualization, Motion Graphics, Sport Media, and Journalism & Society. For more information, please see

Upon completion of the program: 

  • Students will be able to perform communications-related research. 

  • Students will be able to demonstrate technical proficiency at least one medium. 

  • Students will be able to draw upon historical knowledge of the development of the discipline. 

  • Students will be able to produce clear, theoretically-grounded written work. 

  • Students will be prepared to pursue careers a communications-related field.