As a communication student, you work to expand the future of web design, social media analysis, digital video, audio, photography and graphic design.

Chris Fohlin an alum presenting to Clarkson students

Today, it is said that most companies are over managed and under led. Clarkson’s communication program combines leadership with design and technology to form a solid foundation for innovation and career success in a world of evolving industries.

At Clarkson, you can find a wide range of options for internships and co-ops with top-level companies and nonprofit organizations that share our vision of stretching boundaries. Our network of professors and career field-specific alumni can also help navigate your professional ambitions and employment opportunities, both while you are at Clarkson and in the future. You also become versed in public speaking, advertising campaigns and entrepreneurial endeavors.

I originally planned to be an engineering major, but I was interested in architecture so I switched to civil engineering. That wasn't quite right either, but now I'm finishing a double major in digital arts & sciences and communication. I've always had an interest in art and animation, so it was a good fit. I added the communication major because I thought that it would help prepare me for the professional world, and it has.

Your Future

Career Opportunities

As a communication graduate, you will be prepared for a career within any of the following disciplines:

  • marketing
  • graphic design
  • social media marketing
  • journalism
  • online and digital design
  • advertising
  • video production
  • radio production
  • documentary creation
  • public relations
  • financial marketing
  • legal marketing
  • artist management and promotion
  • music promotion


Many of our graduates have put their education to work and gone on to work in the following roles:

  • documentary producer
  • creative services director
  • film crew member
  • digital content creator
  • business owner/entrepreneur
  • magazine editor
  • video editor
  • office manager
  • market research analyst
  • publicist
  • human resources manager
  • purchasing manager
  • recruiting manager
  • speech writer
  • video studio manager



The communication program encompasses 36 of the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor's degree. This provides you with the opportunity to pursue multiple majors, minors or concentrations while working toward your communication degree.

Communication Major Curriculum


This minor is open to many students throughout the university. Talk to your advisor or admissions counselor about our minor.

Communication Minor Curriculum

All Clarkson Minors

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

Internship and co-op opportunities for you will be in a related field. We partner closely with Time Warner (Spectrum), Technica, Tamarack Technologies, ZZ Athletics and Whiteface Mountain. This provides you with the ability to procure a successful internship or co-op related to your interests.

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