Communications Degrees & Programs

at Saint Francis University

  • Why study Communications?

    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 write a compelling feature story?  Uncover the “real” story?  Produce a documentary?  Promote a Fortune 500 company?  With a Communications degree from Saint Francis, you can make dreams like these – and many more - become a reality.

    Degree Option

    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 Arts degree.  All Saint Francis students must complete a minimum of 128 credits to graduate and Communications students must earn at least 30 of these credits in our curriculum.

    Major

    Minors

    Classes that Count

    • 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.
    • Multiplatform 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.

    Why Communications at Saint Francis?

    Instruction in Communications at Saint Francis is grounded in the liberal arts tradition of broad-based education enhanced by critical thinking.  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. 

    Careers 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
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