Bachelor of Science in Communication

General

Program Description

Prepare for a career that reaches beyond traditional communication and media, from web design and social media management to radio and television.

With three internships and a 100% placement rate for field experiences, Medaille's communication program puts you on the path to success in a variety of fields. Through our generalist approach, you'll be versed in everything communications, from web page design and social media management to radio and television. Learn to write for all forms of media, delve into promotion strategies, try your hand at digital media production, and more — discover your true path as you uncover what you love about communication and media.

Faculty Like Family

As a communication major at Medaille College, you'll benefit from our personal, genuine, professional mentorship, both in and out of the classroom. You'll network with professors who will help you to navigate not only the rigors of college but of life.

Hands-on Experience

Studio time isn't reserved only for upperclassmen in the communication program at Medaille. You'll have the opportunity to begin working in our online radio station, TV studio, and newspaper room from your first day on campus.

Learn From Experts

Not only will Medaille faculty treat you like family, but they're also real experts in the field! Learn from professors with experience in broadcasting (on- and off-air), public relations, advertising, social media, and more.

Harness the opportunity to learn from caring, knowledgeable professors like Dr. Juli Hinds, Chair of the Department of Communication and Sport Studies.

I’ve never had a professor like Dr. Hinds. One that goes out of her way to make sure each student is not only doing well academically but also emotionally.

Aisha Bawani ’21

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What can you do with this degree?

Graduates from Medaille's communication program work in a variety of fields, including:
  • Broadcasting
  • Print Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Sports Communication
  • Special Events
  • Community and Media Relations
  • Healthcare Communication
  • Human Resources
  • College Admissions and Student Affairs

Medaille alumni have gone on to careers as:

  • Radio News Director
  • National Magazine Editor
  • Vice President of Corporate Communications at a Major Bank
  • Radio Personality
  • Sports Information Officer
  • NCAA Basketball Coach
  • TV News Videographer
  • Marketing Representative

I owe a debt of gratitude to professor Pozantides for continuing to fight for me, so I would get the best internship opportunities possible. He does this for all of his students.

Ashley (Hassett) Hirtzel '12, Communications Coordinator, Cantalician Center for Learning

Curriculum

Communication Program Major Core (39 credits)

  • COM 101 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
  • COM 110 Journalism in the Digital Era (3)
  • COM 130 Survey of Broadcasting: History, Programming, and Operations (3)
  • COM 150 Media Promotions and Marketing (3)
  • COM 200 Digital Media Production (3)
  • COM 211 Mass Media Writing (3)
  • COM 300 Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
  • COM 311 Social Media Strategies (3)
  • COM 355 Theory of Media Criticism (3)
  • COM 400 Communication Law and Ethics (3)
  • COM 475 Media & Society Seminar (3)
  • COM (Any) (3)
  • COM (300/400) (3)

A Program Designed for You

Tailor the communication program to your interests through required liberal arts and sciences courses, as well as free electives!

Liberal Arts & Sciences (24 credits)

  • Required (9 credits):
    • HIS (any) (3)
    • PHI 200 Logic or PHI 300 Ethics (3)
    • SPE 315 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
  • Electives (15 credits):
    • LAS (any) (3)
    • LAS (any) (3)
    • LAS (any) (3)
    • LAS 300/400 (3)
    • LAS 300/400 (3)

Free Electives (12 credits)

Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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