Pfeiffer’s communication degree program prepares you for a career in journalism, advertising, public relations, broadcasting, business or human relations. It also positions you to excel in graduate school. The program teaches excellent oral, written and technological communication skills essential for entering and adapting to a constantly changing workplace environment. Upon graduation, communications majors possess speaking, writing, computing, analysis and research skills.
As a department, we bring to the forefront the notion that communication creates meaning in our lives. We encourage you to respect the power of communication because we believe communication transforms lives and shapes society.
Pfeiffer’s communications program curriculum requires a minimum investment of 41-47 semester hours (SH), including 20 SH of core classes, 12 SH in a concentration, nine SH in electives, plus six SH of a foreign language.
Communications majors choose from three areas of concentration:
Digital Media – Study the theory and production behind audio, video and multimedia design. Students write and develop digital products and examine the global social networks created with digital media.
Journalism – Learn to report events responsibly and ethically. Through a combination of classwork and writing for publication, students practice the craft and mechanics of writing.
Professional Communication – Develop an awareness of organizational systems and how they affect problem solving, decision making and innovation. Learn to assess effective communication practices in a variety of contexts and prepare to work as an effective human relations practitioner.
Practical Experience – Investigate internship opportunities to gain real-world experience in public relations, copywriting, publishing, electronic media or journalism
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