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

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

    Film Studies minor

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

    Journalism minor

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

    Video Production minor

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

  • Some of our faculty
    • John S. Hufstader

      Associate Professor of Communications, Chair of Communications

      MS, Lesley University
      BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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    • William Yates

      Associate Professor of Communications

      PhD, Nova Southeastern University
      MBA, Nasson College
      BA, University of Maine

      Learn more about Bill

    • Christopher Sullivan

      Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Communications

      MFA, Maine College of Art
      BFA, University of Maine, Presque Isle

      Learn more about Chris

    John S. Hufstader

    Associate Professor of Communications, Chair of Communications

    MS, Lesley University
    BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Learn more about John

    William Yates

    Associate Professor of Communications

    PhD, Nova Southeastern University
    MBA, Nasson College
    BA, University of Maine

    Learn more about Bill

    Christopher Sullivan

    Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Communications

    MFA, Maine College of Art
    BFA, University of Maine, Presque Isle

    Learn more about Chris

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  • Student Stories
    • Kelly Emerson

      Kelly Emerson is in graduate school at Emerson College, an internationally recognized for its communications specialties.

    • 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.