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Communications, BS

Communications, BS2018-08-20T15:10:58+00:00

Bachelor of Science in Communications

OVERVIEW

Tell stories, make images, and engage audiences through printed publications, video productions, and Web technologies.

The Bachelor of Science in Communications program encompasses a core competency that includes the creation, editing, and publishing of original content. In the process, students learn not only the necessary skill sets, but also the perspective and empathy needed to tell a good story.

Students can earn a communications degree with an interdisciplinary major in either business communications or sports communications. Visit the curriculum section below for more information on these concentrations.

At a Glance

  • Choice of interdisciplinary majors allows students to personalize their own education.
  • Close faculty-student relationships.
  • Internship and community-based learning opportunities.
  • State-of-the-art Mac lab; all computers outfitted with latest professional-standard software for design, video, and photography.
  • Media center featuring DSLR cameras, video cameras, professional printers, drones, audio equipment, and more.

CURRICULUM

In the Bachelor of Science in Communications program, course content covers Web development, digital photography and image manipulation, graphic design, animation, video and audio production, journalism, advertising, mass media, and public relations.

Business Communication

This interdisciplinary major in communications and business was developed in order to meet the needs of modern businesses to communicate and operate through the use of the Internet and social media. It will enable students to combine their interests in both fields. Business communication curriculum focuses on branding, e-commerce, digital technology, marketing, management, social media, branding, and public relations.

Sports Communication

With the interdisciplinary major in sports communications, students will combine their interests in communications and sports management. For students with an interest in sports, this major provides a focus different than the traditional areas of coaching and training. Sports communication curriculum covers event planning, promotions, sports facility management, online game coverage, sports marketing and advertising, public relations, video production, broadcasting, and writing.

Communications minor

minor in communications is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work.

Film Studies minor

minor in film studies is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work.

Journalism minor

minor in journalism is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work.

Video Production minor

minor in video production is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work.

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Meet Our Faculty

SOME OF OUR FACULTY

John S. Hufstader
John S. HufstaderAssociate Professor of Communications
MS, Lesley University
BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
William Yates
William YatesAssociate Professor of Communications
PhD, Nova Southeastern University
MBA, Nasson College
BA, University of Maine
Christopher Sullivan
Christopher SullivanAssistant Professor of Fine Arts
MFA, Maine College of Art
BFA, University of Maine, Presque Isle

STUDENT STORIES

Kelsey Cushman

Kelsey Cushman ’17, interned online as a social media/marketing intern for an organization in California. This internship expanded her skills in social media marketing and she credits her marketing classes for preparing her.

Emily Marshall

Emily Marshall ’12 works in the financial district in downtown Boston. An internship directly led to her job.

Anthony Richards

Anthony Richards produced a video about Riding To The Top therapeutic riding program in Windham, Maine.


CAREER MOVES

A degree in communications will prepare graduates for careers in business, public relations, advertising, journalism, media, government, and more.
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