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:
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.
Communication faculty members engage in a range of research, applied scholarship and industry projects where they welcome student participation.
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!
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.
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.
Graduates have been employed by leading organizations including:
Graduates have also gone on to study at institutions including:
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.