BA in Communication Studies

General

Program Description

The major explores communication in a variety of contexts ranging from interpersonal communication to mass persuasion and the social influence of media. Students investigate a variety of communication activities with learning experiences, in theory, application of theory, and performance. The major’s two available specialties permit students to develop a program of study in those aspects of communication studies that suit their academic interests and career goals.

What You’ll Learn

Good communication is the key to success in any field. Learn core techniques in our foundational classes. Then, tailor your degree to your professional goals and interests by choosing a concentration in either public and mediated communication or interpersonal and organizational communication.

Our communication degree will help you learn how to dissect, analyze, and plan messages. You'll also learn techniques for communicating face-to-face and in a group.

Curriculum

Study the theories and works of great communicators as you explore communication in a variety of contexts, ranging from interpersonal communication to mass persuasion and the social influence of media.
Our program also offers you a chance to get a head start on graduate classes during your senior year. Ask about our GradFWD program.

Admission Requirements

We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.

Next Deadline for Transfer Students

Fall Semester: August 1

Internships

Earn academic credit and career experience simultaneously. Choose from a variety of fields in the Rochester area, in the region, or across the nation.

Career Outlook

Communication students go on to graduate study or pursue a career in areas such as:
  • Corporate communication
  • SalesAdvertising
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Leadership training
  • Campaign management
  • Law
Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

Brockport is a selective, nationally recognized and accredited public institution. We are the engaged SUNY campus and one of the most engaged college campuses in the country.

Brockport is a selective, nationally recognized and accredited public institution. We are the engaged SUNY campus and one of the most engaged college campuses in the country. Read less