ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts in Communications offers students a wide range of potential career opportunities by combining the breadth of a liberal arts education with specialized training in Corporate Communications. Both the Communications major and minor are specifically designed to help students develop diverse, advanced, and highly marketable skills through a curriculum that connects contemporary communication theories and practices to both the challenges of the 21st Century workplace and the demands of everyday life.

The aim of the B.A. degree is to cultivate critical thinkers, motivated problem solvers, media savvy professionals, and strategic communications specialists who can succeed in the digital age and thrive within our increasingly multicultural and complex global society.

Students accepted into our program have the option to complete their four-year degrees at Penn State Greater Allegheny, or they may also choose to apply their first two years of study toward the completion of a variety of communications degrees within the Penn State system, including programs in Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism, Film/Video and Media Studies, and Telecommunications offered through University Park’s College of Communications, as well as the Communication Arts and Sciences major housed in the College of Liberal Arts at University Park.

You can learn more about our Communications program and the Bachelor of Arts in Communications by navigating through the links in the menu above. If you have more specific questions, you can click ‘Contact’ in order to send an email directly to Dr. Zack Furness, the Communications Program Coordinator. You can also visit Penn State Greater Allegheny’s website to get up to date information about the Communications major and minor.

Interested in applying? Contact:
Penn State Greater Allegheny Admissions
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-9010
psuga@psu.edu

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