The ability to communicate clearly and with relevant purpose is an invaluable skill, especially in today’s ever-changing media landscape. As a Communication major, you’ll learn how to package a message in a variety of formats and for any audience.
You’ll gain broad theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on experience as you work toward a future in marketing, journalism, technical editing, and countless other areas where communication skills are essential.
The major also draws upon the disciplines of anthropology and sociology to strengthen your sensitivity to a variety of experiences and viewpoints, thus preparing you to succeed in a culturally diverse world, where ideas and technology change constantly.
About the Curriculum
The Communication program offers three distinct concentrations to prepare students for a variety of careers:
All concentrations are part of the cooperative education (Co-op) program, which provides students with hands-on work experience.
The concentration in Corporate and Public Relations covers a broad range of activities that help an organization and its publics communicate with one another. The field includes public relations, media relations, financial writing, publication design, employee and customer communications, desktop publishing and government relations. Professionals in this field need to possess skills in all forms of communication, including written, visual and oral communication.
The Global Journalism concentration provides students with the skills and theoretical perspective they need to practice journalism on an international stage. Journalism is an international business, and the range of potential jobs for graduates grows almost daily. An extension of the program's core curriculum, the concentration hones the student's ability to write and edit while at the same time exposing the student to new and evolving aspects of the field.
Students in the Technical and Science Communication concentration find work in a wide range of areas, including technical writing for software or hardware products, proposal and grant writing, researching and composing materials to accompany pharmaceutical submissions to the FDA, and writing in the fields of general medicine or science.
Graduates of Drexel’s undergraduate Communication program enjoy successful careers in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, media relations, corporate communications and many other areas. Most have gone on to work for regional and national corporations. For other graduates, the flexible degree has been the springboard to top graduate communication programs and business and law schools.