The communication studies major focuses on scholarly
analysis and application of human communication in all its complexity.
It prepares students for careers as communication specialists in the
public or private sector and in mass media. Communication studies majors
receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in a program that balances theory,
analysis, writing, and applied skills development.
Students gain experience leading toward successful careers in business, government, television, radio, public relations, advertising, education, counseling, law, production and other areas. Upon completion of their degree at SUNY Cortland, students have the opportunity to further their education through graduate studies or professional training.
In addition to providing students with a broad foundation in the field, Cortland's communication studies major also offers student interested in a particular area of study the ability to specialize by choosing one of three concentrations.