College of Arts & Sciences
- Social Sciences Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 226
- tel: 610-499-4365
- fax: 610-499-4603
Amy Franzini, PhD
- Chair & Director, Communication Studies
- Freedom Hall, Room 220
- tel: 610-499-4637
All employers seek candidates with communication skills.
The versatile major of communication studies opens the door to many different career paths and provides you with the tools necessary to become an effective communicator in all aspects of your life.
Communication studies might be the right major for you:
- Do you use YouTube, Vine, Twitter, or Instagram to showcase your creativity in photography and video production? Do you want to take that vision to the next level using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities?
- Do you imagine yourself working in a creative industry such as broadcasting, advertising, graphic design, film-making, public relations, or journalism?
- Do you love sports, movies, or politics and want to incorporate that love into your career?
- Do you like to plan events or use social media to promote an organization or cause that is close to your heart? Would you like to collaborate with other creative classmates on a campaign for such an organization?
- Do you have a knack for writing? Do you want to learn how to capitalize on your natural ability to work in just about any industry that piques your interest?
Students study strategic communications and work with others to plan and implement creative strategies for clients in need.
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.
Students learn principles of design and apply them in real-world client situations.
Students learn cinematography, storytelling, and editing and create pieces using industry-standard equipment.
Students write, edit, and disseminate different types of stories through various multimedia platforms.
Learn more about concentrations in communication studies.
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.
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.
- Marketing manager
- Director of public relations
- Social media specialist
- Radio broadcaster
- Digital content producer
- Graphic designer
- Television news anchor or producer
- Event planner
- CBS Sports Network
- InVentiv Digital + Innovation
- NFL Films
- Radio Disney
- Slack, Inc.
- The Media & Marketing Group
- United States Department of Defense
- Valley Forge Casino & Resort