Communication Studies

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Programs & Clubs

Undergraduate Programs

Student Organizations

The mission of the Department of Communication Studies 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 which focus on the history, theory, and critical evaluation of mediated communication as well as the areas of broadcasting, applied speech performance, and rhetoric.

Communication majors secure employment in a variety of fields after graduation including journalism, sales, advertising, public relations, media development, and broadcasting.

Some graduates also pursue graduate degrees at the masters or doctoral level. The department offers a Minor in Communication Studies to students majoring in other disciplines.

There are two officially recognized Communication Studies student organizations.

  • 90.3 WESS is a student operated, non-commercial, FCC Licensed radio station located on the campus of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. We have a diversified music format, which gives listeners and deejays more variety and freedom. If music is not your taste, we also offer talk shows, where listeners can call in and voice their opinion on topics being discussed on the show.
  • The Public Relations Student Society of America is a professional organization that has been established at East Stroudsburg University. This organization was established in the fall of 2010 and more recently as been recognized by East Stroudsburg December of 2011. ESU PRSSA is a club for students looking to excel in the field of public relations.