Communications has become one of the growth 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. Intensive courses in writing, editing, research, and computer production along with a concentration in journalism, public relations or advertising prepare students to work in a variety of communications fields. Students in the major often get credit working at an internship position, writing for the Salem State newspaper, and /or assisting in the communications computer lab. 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.
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