What is Communication?
The study of Communication allows students to examine the role of communication in all areas of life including interpersonal communication, organizational communication, gender communication, and small group communication just to name a few. Communication is a dynamic, exciting, and ever-changing discipline that examines the phenomenon of human interaction. If you are curious about the world around you and want to improve your professional and personal relationships, then communication is the right major for you!
What can I do with a Communication Degree?
A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication allows for a wide variety of job opportunities for students after graduation in areas such as human resources, advertising, publications, research and development, sales, and training departments.
At Pitt-Johnstown we offer a number of related areas in communication to expand your career field. The most common related areas are:
Program Mission Statement
The Communication Department supports the mission of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, namely, "to guide students in developing disciplined, informed thinking; communications skills; problem-solving skills; strategies for information access; respect for the views of others; and a lifetime love of learning."
More specifically, we are committed to developing research, thinking, writing, speaking, listening, team-building, and leadership skills. We study the processes of interaction in a variety of contexts, cultures, and styles. We teach the ability to interact ethically, confidently, and effectively in an increasingly diverse society.
What kind of courses will I take?
The courses listed below are only a sample of the Communication courses available. To view the full list of Communication course descriptions, click here.
These links have been provided for those who want more information on both the Pitt-Johnstown Communication Program, and the world of Communication as a whole.
Pitt-Johnstown Communication Home Page
Degree Requirements (.pdf)
National Communication Association
Public Relations Society of America
Lambda Pi ETA
The Advocate - Pitt-Johnstown Student Newspaper
Meet our Communication Faculty
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