ACADEMICS

  • Communication Department

    As a student in the Communication Department at Worcester State University, you will learn to share ideas and information effectively—and creatively—in today’s increasingly global society. Guided by our expert faculty, you’ll explore the theory and practice of mass communication and intercultural communication. Through lively, interactive classroom exchanges, you’ll learn to assess the role of communication in society and develop your own communication skills.

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    You also will engage in active learning by completing an internship with a local media organization or taking a course with a production component like digital photography, television production, or news writing and reporting. In classes and labs, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technologies. We feature Apple’s Final Cut Pro for video editing, for example, and Adobe InDesign for graphic design. In digital photography courses, we provide both Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.

    If you are looking to specialize in a particular area of interest, we offer concentrations in journalism (interdisciplinary), media production, media theory, and public communications. In addition to our classes in the emerging field of social media, we offer several courses associated with interdisciplinary programs in global studies and women’s studies. If you need a flexible course schedule, you can take advantage of our evening courses. In fact, you can complete our communication program entirely at night, if that best suits your lifestyle. If you are pursuing a complementary major like business, criminal justice, English, history, public health, or Spanish, you can enhance your career trajectory with a minor in communication. Whatever program you choose, we will help you tailor your studies to fit your career interests and objectives.