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Siena Heights University BA in Communications
Siena Heights University

BA in Communications

Adrian, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 28,000 / per year



The Communications program prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields, including professional writing, public relations, graduate education, law school, creative positions in public relations and advertising (through the digital communication concentration), and a wide variety of other careers that require competent communication professionals.

The program is an interdisciplinary program of study that approaches the study of human communications and expression through various lenses.

It transcends both the humanities and social sciences emphasizing the scientific approach to the study of communication as well as the more artistic and expressive forms of culture. Throughout the coursework, students become versed in the role of communications in power negotiations and identity formation by examining society, culture, politics, technology, and media in various local, national, and global contexts.

This program sets students up for success in a variety of different occupations, as students cater their degree plan towards their interests in fields such as business, marketing, broadcasting, journalism, media, non-profit work, or continued graduate-level studies in various disciplines.

The major offers students specializations in:

  • Business communication
  • Professional writing
  • Digital communication
  • Religious communication

Each specialization prepares students to enter a variety of careers from public relations and human resources, journalism, graduate school, law school, advertising, or a variety of new media positions.

The required internship requirement allows each student to gain professional job experience and direction regarding career choices prior to graduation. The program’s capstone project is a research study based on the student’s area of specialization that is completed in his/her junior/senior year with the help of the communications faculty.

Program Distinctions

  • Faculty with interdisciplinary backgrounds including film and media studies, broadcasting, journalism, popular culture, American studies, cultural studies, folklore, and English.
  • An emphasis on media and political literacy and analysis.
  • Degree plans and concentrations suited for a wide variety of occupations in business, journalism, publishing, non-profits, marketing, or further graduate-level studies.

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