"My decision to attend Carlow University was probably the most spontaneous one I have ever made; yet from day one, I never regretted it...They encouraged me to excel both in and out of the classroom, and the opportunities I took advantage of during my college tenure allowed me to build a unique profile of experience which led to a full time position at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History within one month of graduation. To this day, I continue my relationship with Carlow because it became my home, and the people that I met—faculty, staff, my peers—became my family."
- Ashley Kunkle, '11
Communication majors offer you a highly flexible curriculum that match the program to your goals. With a focus on creative thinking grounded in ethics, you'll study multiple disciplines, arming you with transferable knowledge and skills that are in demand now.
Carlow offers exciting out-of-class learning experiences, such as participation on the Carlow Chronicle and Carlow Sports Talk. Other students become involved in Youth Media Advocacy Project, Civil Rights Tour, and more. Carlow's courses equip students with skills in problem solving, team building, and critical thinking – the skills that employers desire in the business world. Our students have obtained attractive internships with media outlets, corporations, advertising and public relations firms, sports teams, and non profit organizations. The communications faculty is made up of dedicated, award-winning individuals who are experts in their fields and who offer caring support as mentors and academic advisors.
Recent Carlow graduates who majored in communication fields have accepted jobs as:
- Donor relations specialist
- Sales and support specialist
- Individual giving office director
Recent Carlow graduates who majored in communication fields have interned or accepted full-time positions in places such as:
- West Penn Hospital
- Duquesne University
- Citizens Bank
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects job growth for communication and writing careers to be faster than the average for all careers through 2018.
As a communication student in Carlow, you will:
- Develop effective oral and written communication
- Gain strong research skills
- Apply current technology to produce effective messages
- Learn communication and media theories
The major in Communication & Media prepares you for careers in all areas of communication practice, providing a rich grounding in theory and application and leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The major offers a diverse curriculum that prepares you to create, critique, and utilize various media to advocate for organizations, clients, and causes. The Communication & Media major provides you with the knowledge and skills that every employer values – excellent written, oral, and digital communication skills, sound research and interviewing skills, and a strong foundation in communication theories, strategies, and ethics.
This major is designed for those who seek to use their communication knowledge and skills in a variety of potential careers and organizations. Graduates find positions in media outlets, government, business, and non-profit organizations. The curriculum also prepares you for study in a variety of graduate programs.
The interdisciplinary Corporate Communication major combines courses from the Departments of Communication and Business Management, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students develop a thorough understanding of behavioral theories and concepts that explain and predict human interaction in the workplace. In addition, particular emphasis is focused on the development of writing, speaking, marketing, interpersonal, team, and leadership skills that are necessary for careers in various communication fields in corporate settings such as corporate communication, public relations, integrated marketing communication, human resources, and advertising. Students also receive excellent preparation for graduate study in communication, law, business administration, and more.
PROGRAMS AND DEGREES IN COMMUNICATION
“Carlow is a great place to find yourself. There are so many people to help you find your strengths and to help you get even stronger.” - Liz Smith, Communication for Advocacy Major '15