As a Communication Studies major or minor, you'll gain the skills and hands-on experience you need to take your place among tomorrow's communication leaders.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major||On Campus||120 (18 for minor)|
Why Study Communication Studies at Wilkes?
From your first day, you'll get hands-on opportunities to operate state-of-the-art equipment used in television, radio, public relations and journalism. Faculty and staff mentors will work with you to tailor one of our four specializations to meet your interests. A strong theoretical foundation matched with practical courses and experiences will prepare you for a range of careers or graduate school.
You'll also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience outside of the classroom through involvement in our student-run newspaper, public relations agency, cable TV channel and radio station, or our speech and debate team.
Whether you aspire to tell inspiring stories or influence the next generation of audiences, Wilkes prepares future professional communicators to succeed in an ever-changing and dynamic industry.
What You Will Learn as a Communication Studies Major?
- You'll master core communications skills such as public speaking, mass media literacy, news writing and multimedia communication. You will sharpen your abilities to effectively communicate and build a solid foundation for your career.
- You'll choose to concentrate in one of four areas of study: media production, multimedia journalism, rhetorical studies or strategic communication.
- The knowledge you gain in the classroom, coupled with the hands-on learning you experience through our wide range of cocurricular and extracurricular activities, will help you stand out in the job market.