With the rapid development of digital technologies over the last decade, the field of communications has seen unprecedented growth and convergence of medium in media both technologically and structurally. The communications degree program addresses strongly articulated employer requirements for the workplace through an integrated program model. The degree provides the basic theoretical foundations of the discipline, allows for appropriate branching outside the traditional curriculum, and permits a drawing from appropriate courses in the disciplines of information sciences and technology, communications, arts and sciences, English and business.
Penn State Greater Allegheny offers the Corporate Communications Option of the BA degree in Communications: In extending traditional organizational communication and public relations to the digital age, this option prepares public relations specialists to compete in a global society. The program is also effective as preparation for e-commerce.
120 credits are required for the B.A. in Communications.
The official course requirements for this degree can be viewed in the online Undergraduate Program Bulletin. The recommended course sequence can be viewed or downloaded on the recommended academic plan page.
- Communications major information