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*The majority of classes for the program/major are available at Ambler.
Dr. Scott Gratson
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The Communications Major is designed in the liberal arts tradition to provide students in the School of Media and Communication (SMC) a broad exposure to all communications disciplines, as well as allowing for an in-depth focus in more than one area of study.
The major is offered at the Main Campus and at the Ambler Campus and also can be completed at the Tokyo Campus, but some elective advanced courses in special areas of interest are only offered at the Main Campus. Students are encouraged to propose individual programs using the comprehensive list of SMC course offerings.
Positions in the communications industries are growing, and most SMC graduates seek employment there. The Communications major also develops a broad range of interpersonal and mass media skills — practical writing, oral skills, media production and computer use. These are valuable to many careers in business, public service and education, and many employers are looking for informed employees who understand communication processes. Communications majors can develop a suitable set of marketable skills for a broad range of such careers.
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