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    • Social Sciences Division
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 226
    • tel: 610-499-4365
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Communication Studies

Concentrations

  • Advertising/Public Relations

    Students study strategic communications and work with others to plan and implement creative strategies for clients in need. 

  • Broadcasting

    Students gain practical experience in our state-of-the art television studio and production suites in front of the camera, on the microphone, and behind-the-scenes.

  • Graphic Design

  • Film Studies

    Students learn cinematography, storytelling, and editing and create pieces using industry-standard equipment. 

  • Multimedia Journalism

    Students write, edit, and disseminate different types of stories through various multimedia platforms.

Learn more about concentrations in communication studies.

Why Widener?

Freedom Hall

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Students in communication studies have the opportunity to learn in a technologically sophisticated setting that reflects industry standards. Freedom Hall, which marked its opening in 2013, features an expansive digital television studio, three editing suites, top-of-the-line video and audio equipment, and more. See Flickr gallery for photos of the facility and equipment.

Student with camera filming a football game.

Real-World Experience

Widener offers plenty of opportunities for communication studies students to apply what they’re learning in the classroom to real-world scenarios. From radio, to television, to digital journalism, and public relations, students can get involved in various clubs and activities that enable them to hone their skills, gain familiarity with industry equipment, and develop confidence in their own abilities. 

Faculty with two students demonstrating camera techniques.

Expert Faculty and Advisors

Small class sizes enable communication studies faculty to take a personal interest in the success of each and every student. From helping students select a concentration to finding that perfect internship, faculty members support and mentor students in launching their careers. An advisory board, made up of industry leaders, also provides insight into what employers are looking for and much-coveted professional contacts to help students land their first job. 

 
  • Kelly Waldeyer
  • Chris Hightower '01
Kelly Waldeyer

Kelly Waldeyer

2005

Be teachable. No show, production, or design will be perfect, but learning from each experience and continuing to grow is what matters. Every boss I've had preferred someone willing to learn and grow rather than a know-it-all trying to be perfect all the time. 

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Chris Hightower '01

Chris Hightower

2001

I wanted to choose a major that allowed me to have a diverse scope of knowledge and equipped me to adjust and adapt to the ever-changing work force. Communication studies allowed me to look at a number of topics and subjects. After graduation, I had a skill set that allowed me to tackle any challenge.

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Majoring in Communication Studies at Widener

Communication studies majors at Widener have the advantage of learning first hand from real-world professionals like NBC 10 Reporter Tim Furlong.

Potential Careers

  • Marketing manager
  • Director of public relations
  • Social media specialist
  • Radio broadcaster
  • Digital content producer
  • Reporter/writer/editor
  • Graphic designer
  • Television news anchor or producer
  • Filmmaker
  • Event planner

Recent Employers

  • CBS Sports Network
  • Domus
  • InVentiv Digital + Innovation
  • NFL Films
  • Radio Disney
  • Slack, Inc.
  • The Media & Marketing Group
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Valley Forge Casino & Resort
  • Vanguard