As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas — Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field. In the process, many have won recognition for the quality of their work, including Emmy and Telly awards.
Undergraduate coursework includes the opportunity to create TV and radio programs, newspapers, magazines, websites, and multimedia productions, as well as academic papers and projects. Robust internship programs enable students to work with many of the region’s leaders in communications—in places from advertising agencies and regional newspapers to public radio stations and broadcast news. The master’s program has had particular success in preparing students for careers in journalism, broadcasting, education, and law.
The Communications curriculum encourages students to explore a breadth of learning experiences that emphasize both personal and professional development. To achieve standards of academic excellence, Communications students are expected to fully engage in the theories and practices that prepare them for the Communications field.
The curriculum requires students to build a broad knowledge base while they also explore their individual interests and skills in three concentrations, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, and Film & New Media.
Most students complete internships in Print and Broadcast Journalism, TV and Radio Production, Public Relations, Advertising, Government Communications and other related fields. Includes GPA requirements and 90 credits to apply.
Career Opportunities and Graduate Study:
The College of Saint Rose Communications graduates have found employment in regional media outlets and have contributed to the networks of Communications professionals across the nation and around the world. Communications majors deciding to continue their education through graduate study have had particular success in the fields of Journalism, Broadcasting, Education and Law.
A State-of-the-Art Media Center
Much of this takes place in the state-of-the-art William Randolph Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media—complete with professional-caliber TV studio, audio production and control room, extensive video editing, performance studio with professional sound and lighting systems, and many other features.
The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins the review of Freshman applications each fall in late September for the following Fall. Students are encouraged to submit a complete an application as early as November. The Admissions Team will return a decision on complete applications within just three weeks. The College awards academic scholarships at the same time.
What Makes an Application Complete
- Online or Paper application (fee waived for online applicants!)
- Official High School Transcripts
- Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses
- SAT or ACT scores
- Demonstration of English proficiency: Send us your TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. The testing requirement is waived for applicants who have previously earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States. The College of Saint Rose offers English as a Second Language (ESL) studies and offers conditional acceptances to those who meet all other admission requirements. Conditionally accepted students must show English proficiency before enrolling in their coursework.
- Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher
- Essay or Graded Paper
- Applicants may also apply via the Common Application Online.