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Communications

The face of communications is constantly changing. Saint Francis University embraces this change by integrating websites, blogs, social media and state-of-the-art technology into our program. Students who graduate from our Digital Media and Strategic Communications majors are prepared for the diverse landscape of today’s professional world.

  • Why study Comm at SFU? 

    • Choose from two degree options: Digital Media or Strategic Communications (view curriculum).
    • Great career prospects: Our alumni have launched their own businesses, written for world-class newspapers and magazines, worked for major television and radio networks, and found success at highly regarded advertising and public relations firms.
    • Interactive student/instructor relationships with highly qualified faculty who possess diverse practical experiences.
    • Mentoring opportunities with faculty members dedicated to helping you succeed.
    • A state-of-the-art media lab and television studio for print and photo/video editing, design, and video productions.
    • Opportunities to join professional organizations and attend/present at regional and national conferences. 
    • Majors & Minors
    • Curriculum
    • Career Opportunities
    Majors & Minors

    Majors:

    • Digital Media, B.A. 
    • Digital Media, B.S.   
    • Strategic Communications, B.S.

     Minor:

    • Communications, Minor

    Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Arts & Letters to view degree requirements. 

    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 in the journalism and public relations fields.

    Multi-platform Storytelling affords students the opportunity to develop communications messages across diverse media platforms. Students sharpen their writing and production skills in multiple media environments. 

    Sports Reporting introduces students to the fundamentals of sports journalism and athletic media relations. Students develop the skills and abilities to write multiple types of sports stories. They are also introduced to sports broadcasting and try their hand at this niche of the industry.

    Web Design and Development arms our students with the skills required to design, create and maintain engaging, effective websites.

    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:

    • Advertising
    • Print Journalism
    • Photojournalism
    • Videography
    • Event Planning
    • Public Relations
    • TV/Radio/Internet
    • Media Relations
    • Magazines
    • Graphic Design
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Film Industry