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Located in Worcester—the second-largest city in New England—the Communication Department at Worcester State University maintains ties with a variety of media organizations across central Massachusetts and beyond. Through an internship, you’ll hone your skills, gain valuable professional experience, and make the kinds of connections that lead to future employment. These opportunities are why 83% of respondents to a survey of our 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.
Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of our 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. A bachelor's degree in communication enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:
Mia Koutoulas and Daniel Jaillet examined memes in the 2016 presidential election for their Media Education class. The result was a post on the Global Political Media Literacy Project website and an accompanying presentation at the annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. “Politics had been a huge part of our class. We wanted think outside the box,” Mia says. They looked at rhetoric from politicians leading up to the election and compared it to memes posted on social media by supporters and at memes that the candidates posted on their own accounts. They also designed test fact-based memes about candidates’ hypocrisy.