Media and Communications, B.A.

communications radioThe major in Media and Communications provides students with a broad-based education emphasizing theoretical, historical and experiential learning in an interdisciplinary context. Its curriculum is designed to give students a grounding in the economic, political, social, and intellectual history of the U.S.

A wide variety of courses is offered both on theoretical and practical levels, in communications and all varieties of media including:

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Newspapers
  • Interactive Media

The aim is to enable students to develop strong writing, reporting and other communications skills. Further, the goal is to assist students in developing a critical view of the role and dynamics of media in contemporary American society.

Students gain practical experience through internships in a variety of fields. They intern in media organizations ranging from television and radio stations to newspapers and magazines - throughout Long Island and the New York Metropolitan Area. This major is appropriate for students interested in careers in media. It also serves as a foundation for students who want to do graduate work in media studies, journalism and communications.