2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Communication Studies
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About the Program
The mission of the Department of Communication is to prepare students for civic participation in an increasingly complex world that requires sophisticated practical, critical, and theoretical understandings of human communication.
The department offers coursework and degree programs that focus on the history, theory, and critical evaluation of human and mediated communication.
Communication majors secure employment in a variety of fields after graduation including journalism, sales, advertising, public relations, media development, community advocates and broadcasting.
Some graduates pursue advanced degrees at the masters or doctoral level. The department offers a Minor in Communication Studies to students majoring in other disciplines.
Four concentrations are available to students majoring in Communication Studies: Broadcasting, Media Studies, Speech Communication and Public Relations. Students may also choose to minor in Communication Studies. Students may also take a double concentration.
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Academic Programs and Courses
Communication Studies B.A.
Communication Studies Minor
CMST - Communication Studies Courses
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