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Wilkes' Communication Studies Program allows you to work closely with your professors in a challenging atmosphere that fosters professional growth at the undergraduate level.
While earning your Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, you can enhance your degree with a concentration (or certification) in telecommunications, organizational communication/public address, journalism, or rhetoric and public communication.
From day one at Wilkes you can work in television, radio, public relations, and journalism.
At WCLH-FM, you're invited to play the hottest new artists as the host and DJ of your own weekly radio show. You can also work as a live radio commentator at football, basketball, and baseball games.
In the Thomas P. Shelburne Telecommunications Center, you can get in front of the camera as an on-the-scene reporter or anchor of the campus television show, "Wilkes Now." Or, step behind the scenes to direct, script, and produce your own program to air on Channel 97 cable TV.
Enhance your degree with a concentration (or certification) in telecommunications, organizational communication/public address, journalism, or rhetoric and public communication.
Zebra Communications, whose motto is "student run, professionally done," provides professional public relations services to off-campus community clients. As a member of an account team or as an account manager, you will hone your writing and design skills by developing press releases, media advisories, public service announcements, brochures, newsletters, logos -- even web pages.
Enter the bustling newsroom of Wilkes University's student newspaper, The Beacon, and uncover the power of print and online publications. Here is your opportunity to manage, edit, write, and design an award-winning weekly newspaper. Whether your skills lie in taking great photos, asking good questions, or selling and designing advertisements, The Beacon offers you the chance to see your work in print and syndicated online weekly, as well as a chance to build your portfolio for prospective internships and jobs.
Internships and co-operative experiences also link Wilkes's hands-on Communication Studies curriculum with the professional job market. Our graduates are successful journalists (print and broadcast), producers, PR specialists, editors, and teachers.