Students dedicated to building professional careers in print and digital media, film, television, and the closely related fields of public relations and advertising, as well as those interested in preparing for post-baccalaureate programs, will find degree programs designed by the Communications Department to meet their needs and to develop their skills and interests. The Communications Department offers a major with options in Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism, and Media Studies as well as minors in Communications and Advertising. The curriculum provides a broad understanding of communications media within a liberal arts framework. The university's close proximity to the Los Angeles media industries allows students to take advantage of wide-ranging internship opportunities in order to complement their coursework.
The critical thinking and writing skills that Communications students acquire from their coursework, combined with the experience they gain by participation in internships and student groups, prepare them for a wide array of career opportunities.