Be an expert in all forms of communication
At Susquehanna, you’ll learn the foundational skills of all communication disciplines, as well as the integral theories and ethics that bind them all together. As a communication studies major, you will prepare for graduate study or a career in qualitative research, critical theory or interpersonal communications. With plenty of on-campus media outlets, you can sharpen all your communications skills at Susquehanna.
Explore the world of communication
Gain a broad view of mass communication or target a couple of disciplines to master with the communication studies major. You’ll learn the principles of professional communication and digital media, media law and ethics, graphic design and public speaking. You will also study the ways we communicate with each other, including group communication, intercultural communication and listening. You can also assemble your own degree track that aligns with your academic interests, and take courses from different mass communication fields, including journalism, advertising and public relations or even sports media.
With Susquehanna’s renowned study-abroad program, you won’t just learn in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to study with professional communicators and researchers. This worldly perspective will help you be a better communicator after graduation.
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Great for transfer students
As a transfer student to Susquehanna, you’ll have flexibility to stay on track to graduate while you explore your interests within the Communication Studies major.
A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.
Here are some of the courses that communication studies majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- Interpersonal Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Introduction to Communication/Media Theory
- Ethics and Leadership
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.
Communication graduates have recently found jobs with the following companies:
- ABC 27 WHTM
- Fox 29 WTXF-TV
- Hollywood Media Corporation
- National Geographic Society
- Rockstar San Diego
- Sapient Nitro
- Six Flags America
- Tiffany & Co.
Recent graduates have continued their studies at:
- University of Pennsylvania
- Boston University
- Colorado State University
- University of Denver
- University of West Florida
- Pennsylvania State University
- Duke University
During your time at Susquehanna, you can practice your communication skills with our many clubs and publications.
- The Quill—student newspaper
- The Lanthorn—Susquehanna’s yearbook
- WQSU-FM—on-campus radio station
- Flagship—publication for creative work and photography
- Lambda Pi Eta—official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA)
- Public Relations Student Society of America
- Association of Women in Sports Media
- Marketing Club