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Benefit from multidisciplinary learning to prepare for dynamic communication careers.

The online bachelor's in Communication will open doors to a wide range of careers.

Benefit from multidisciplinary learning to prepare for dynamic communication careers by enrolling in PennWest Global Online’s degree in Communication. Communication skills and knowledge have never been more in demand than they are right now. The B.S. in Communication offers students an essential set of tools and understanding through:

  • A collaborative learning environment with project-driven coursework
  • Experienced faculty with industry experience
  • A variety of available classes to explore, refine and re-tool skills

Students will be immersed in the rich history of human and mass communication theories alongside the applied fields of media writing, video and audio production, photography and public relations.

Additional courses in diverse perspectives and inclusion, leadership, and communication management open doors to a wide range of jobs and careers.

Engaged Faculty

Communication faculty members engage in a range of research, applied scholarship and industry projects where they welcome student participation.

Student Involvement

There are many ways for students to get involved on campus, starting in their freshman year. Students can take advantage of our co-curricular student organizations, like our newspaper, radio and television stations or opt for experience in our paraprofessional organizations like Public Relations Student Society of America. All student organizations join forces to complete internal and external client projects – much like our graduates do!

Internship Opportunities

Students have opportunities to gain real-world experience in their internships at American Diabetes Association, Golf Channel, Harley-Davidson, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Walt Disney World and many more organizations.

Fast Facts

45,000 new jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017) predicts more than 45,000 new jobs will be available between now and 2026 for editors, photographers, technical writers and public relations specialists who can create, edit, translate and disseminate information for different platforms.




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Lacey Fulton


Communication Studies
Digital Media
Strategic Communication

Careers and Salaries

Graduates have been employed by leading organizations including:

  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • MTV
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Eat N Park
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • USA Today
  • FOX 5 DC
  • PR agencyHundred Stories
  • And more

Graduates have also gone on to study at institutions including:

  • West Virginia University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Ohio University
  • Penn State University
  • Delaware University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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