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Communications Degrees & Programs

  • Are you creative? Curious? Competitive?

    If you answered yes to all or any of these questions, then Saint Francis University’s Communications program might be right for you!

    Do you want to deliver the news of the day to thousands of people? Design a website or manage an organization social media operations? Direct an advertising campaign?  Produce a documentary? Promote a Fortune 500 company? With a Communications degree from Saint Francis, you possess the skill set to make these goals become a reality.

    Degree Options:

    We combine theoretical and practical coursework with real-world experiences that will position you for success after graduation.  Saint Francis Communications graduates leave our program with the skills they need to compete in an increasingly convergent media environment.

    Students majoring in Communications at Saint Francis earn a Bachelor of Science degree.  Communications is a field of study within the Shields School of Business at Saint Francis. This relationship affords our majors extensive academic resources and the opportunity to travel and network with business professionals across the world.

     

  • Majors & Minors

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    Curriculum

    Social Media Strategies introduces students to the strategic use of digital and social media platforms within the communications industry. This convergence course requires students to utilize various social media techniques to interact with audiences across various business,  journalism and public relations fields.

    Multi-Platform Storytelling affords students the opportunity to develop communications messages across a range of media platforms. Students sharpen their writing, design, editing and production skills while creating content for use within multiple media environments. 

    Field InterviewSports Reporting introduces students to the fundamentals of sports writing and broadcasting, as well as  careers in athletic media relations. Students develop the skills and abilities to produce and package sports content for today's convergent media environment. They are also introduced to sports broadcasting, statistical analysis and event management.

    Internship Credits are built into the major so students gain "real-world" experience and complete their studies at the same time.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of our Communications program are prepared to find success in a wide array of media and communications fields.  Graduates of our program have moved on to a variety of careers in the industry, including advertising, broadcasting, corporate communication, journalism and public relations. Saint Francis Communications majors interested in continuing their education following their undergraduate studies have advanced to graduate schools across the country.

    Here are some of the career paths you may choose to pursue:

    • Runk in PressboxAdvertising
    • Print Journalism
    • Photojournalism
    • Videography
    • Event Planning
    • Public Relations
    • TV/Radio/Internet
    • Media Relations
    • Magazines
    • Graphic Design
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Film Industry
  • Communications at Saint Francis University

    Instruction in Communications at Saint Francis is grounded in the liberal arts tradition of broad-based education, while also being deeply rooted in marketplace principles.  In addition to becoming skilled communications professionals, our graduates leave Saint Francis as educated citizens.  We combine theoretical and practical coursework with real-world experiences that will position you for success after graduation.  Saint Francis Communications graduates leave our program with the skills they need to compete in an increasingly convergent media environment.