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Unlike some other colleges, hands-on training begins from day one. Our program strikes a balance between theory and practice by combining a traditional liberal arts education with professional training.
You can get involved in audio recording, live sports broadcasting, and website design. Due to our close relationship with other programs such as art, journalism, and music, you have the opportunity to further explore graphic design, broadcast journalism, live music recording, and more.
You'll learn about persuasion and mass media effects, culture and relationships, speaking and writing. And at the same time, you'll pursue a course of study that provides in-depth knowledge that suits your interests and career needs. Whether you are studying TV-video production or communication studies, you get professional training plus a traditional liberal arts education. Liberal arts courses help you develop general knowledge and reasoning ability.
Today's jobs demand a broad base of strengths. Our program challenges you to not only become a master of one area, but to be strong in speaking, writing, ethics, leadership, culture, and much more. Our program also supports study in more than one major or concentration. This adds to your flexibility and increases your ability to take on the competition in your chosen field.
Effective teaching and learning depends on applying concepts. Professional-level experiences begin here from day one. In the classroom, you will often work with real, client-based projects. And even when clients are not involved, our faculty have significant industry experience that provides real-world exposure right in the classroom.
Our graduates go on to successful careers in:
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at media outlets such as MTV, CBS, NBC, and Sony Tri-Star, at radio stations and recording studios across the U.S., and on to graduate school, bound for careers in teaching, politics, and law. Our alumni, along with your Plattsburgh State Communication Department faculty, can mentor you as you begin your own successful communication career.
With five majors in the communication program we've got what you're looking for. Get started building your career with one (or more) of our options:
While more mothers are engaged in institutions of higher education, many still struggle to overcome feelings of isolation. This 2013 publication by Columbia University Press showcases the testimonials of women at various stages of motherhood who are involved at different levels of the academic system. Involving the co-edited work of Assistant Professor, Kirsten Isgro, this volume contrasts the disparities women encounter within the ranks of academia.
For SUNY Plattsburgh Professor Justin Gustainis, 2011 has been a banner year for communicating — not just in the communication department, where he’s celebrating 29 years on faculty — but in the realm of fiction writing. He’s even caught the attention of Hollywood. Read more.
Welcome to the website of the department of Communication Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Our department is where we combine cutting-edge technology, strategy, creativity and professional training for the next-generation of students. Each of our five majors give you a rock-solid foundation and flexible course options that prepare you for the hottest emerging career opportunities. To get a feeling of the sense of community and professionalism that exists between our faculty and students, I encourage you to visit our facilities, labs, and classrooms.
Across the country, Communication Studies ranks in the top five of academic majors at college campuses. Why not join the department at a premier institution dedicated to communication?
Contact me for more information and to schedule a tour:
Office: Yokum Hall 202D
Phone: (518) 564-4291