Create Your Own Buzz

Communication Arts Major

What’s the buzz? When you major in communication arts, you’ll receive a top-notch education to prepare for a successful career in advertising and public relations, or in broadcast, online or print journalism. You’ll not only learn how to report what’s buzz-worthy, but also how to create some buzz of your own and target the right audiences with the right messages!

Why Choose Communication Arts at SU?

As a major in communication arts, you’ll gain diverse experience in your choice of many career fields with opportunities to greatly expand your horizons.

There’s a greater world of communication beyond our borders. With the guidance of SU, you could gain worldly experience important to your craft. Study with our Global Experiences Internship program that places students in such locations as Italy, Spain, Ireland and the U.K.

Student groups at SU help you network and apply what you learn outside of the classroom, including a national communications honor society. A vast selection of internships also awaits eligible students. Recent students have completed internships at sites including:

  • Aflac
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Walt Disney World
  • Washington Capitals
  • Washington Center
  • WNBA


At SU, students may complete the communication arts major in one of five unique ways to express their thoughts and views.


A great communicator makes a great employee. Five career tracks in our communication arts prepare you for an exciting career or graduate studies.

Meet Rachel – Communication Arts Major

Meet Rachael – Communication Arts Major

Find out how Rachael has gained hands-on experience in public relations through her passion for communications.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our communication arts faculty are active scholars in their fields. Professors encourage students to explore their interests and share their research at local and national conferences.

We are so fortunate to have access to resources that not everybody has access to. We can access empirical databases, statistical packages and software, and other sources at our disposal.
Chrys Egan, Ph.D. Communication Arts Department Faculty

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