As a communication studies major, you will gain knowledge and experience to pursue a career in media, journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, law, film and more.
What is a Communication Studies Major?
The communication studies major at Saint Joseph’s University focuses on digital media studies. You'll develop invaluable skills through courses in multimedia writing, video editing and production, web content strategy and design, and writing for social media platforms. The communication studies department's faculty focuses on these areas through the lens of community engagement and social justice.
Communication studies faculty are dedicated to the art of thinking across media, platforms and theories while emphasizing both theory and practice in their courses. Not only will you study what is happening in emerging communication technologies, you'll also participate in them.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Communications?
You will gain experience that will prepare you for a career in digital media, including web content strategy and design, social media, community management and multimedia journalism. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers as:
- Social media strategist
- Digital strategist
- Marketing and advertising executive
- Public relations manager
- Web content manager
- Human relations manager
- Multimedia journalist
Ways to Study Communications at Saint Joseph's University
You can pursue a major in communications and double major in another discipline or you can minor in communications and major in another area.
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare You For a Career in Communications?
Communication studies students gain experience by working closely with faculty on a variety of activities, including:
- Serving as digital media consultants to Philadelphia area nonprofit organizations through the enterprise, Beautiful Social
- Producing multimedia journalism in underrepresented communities
- Organizing TEDx events for the campus community