About Our Department

Professor Jason Schmitt teaching a public speaking class

Communication and Media focuses on providing students with the high-demand communication skills that make them valuable in a variety of fields and industries. Based in rhetorical traditions and making use of contemporary technology, Communication and Media seeks to strengthen students' ability to solve complex communication problems.

6 Reasons Behind the ROI
Flexible Curriculum
Integrate communication, design and technology with goals & purpose.
Start-Up Ready
Skills in pitches for new ideas & business models for venture capital funding
Clubs & Competitive Teams
Build resume through student run media, technical documentation for projects & theaterical productions
Framework of Core Communication Skills
Indepth specializations in allied fields, like digital arts, computer science, business, biology & psychology
Collaborative Research with Faculty
Participate in R&D projects with internationally recognized experts in how people communicate & work
Effective Communication Skills with Emerging Technologies
Digital video & audio, photography & graphic design, on-line text, traditional spoken & written media
5 year average total
Undergraduate Placement
Grad School
Top Grad Schools
Clarkson University • Columbia University • Cornell University • Drexel University • MIT • Purdue University • U Conn • Michigan • SUNY Buffalo • Syracuse University
Top Employers
Anaren Microwave Inc.
Barton & Loguidice
Bristol Myers Squibb
Department of Defense
General Electric Company
Lockheed Martin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Blayne Baker '17
The best thing about communication is the freedom to explore multiple disciplines. Because of my minor in business and courses such as film and literature, I found my calling in writing. I am actively pursuing positions as a copywriter in Boston. Finding yourself and your passion is extremely rewarding as a communications major because your possibilities are endless.

Blayne Baker '17, BS Communication and Business Minor


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