Communications is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing fields of the new century. The bachelor of science in communications combines theory and practice, professional standards and hands-on experience to equip students with the skills to take on professional roles in the information age. We offer major concentrations in five core areas: journalism, public relations, advertising, media production, and media studies that prepare students for work in communications through a variety of intensive courses in writing, editing, research, and computer production. We also offer minor concentrations in these areas: journalism, public relations, advertising, and communications studies.
In addition to the classroom, many of our students gain experiential knowledge of their concentration through internships, service-learning courses, the EXPECT Program, and communications student groups like Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), American Advertising Federation (AAF), and the Salem State University student paper, The Salem State Log. The capstone course seminar requires seniors to create a professional portfolio of their work and consider their options in the professional world or graduate school, which helps prepare our students for life after graduation.
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