Communication Studies, BA
New York City
Be a Changemaker
Communication Studies brings together dynamic fields of public communication and mass media in the city where these elements live. By enrolling in this program, you will explore professional communications and media industries that exist at the cross section of leadership, creativity, and social change, while learning to hone advanced skillsets in self-expression. From the interpersonal to the digital, social media to public advocacy, journalism to organizational communication, the Communication Studies degree readies this next generation to be tomorrow’s changemakers.
Develop Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
- Effectively analyze and produce various forms of communication and media.
- Think critically about communication and media technologies in their social, cultural, and global forms in New York City’s media hub where you will find internships and hands-on learning opportunities.
- Understand the contexts in which communication and media are produced, delivered, and distributed.
Prepare for the careers of tomorrow today, by learning to maximize critical and creative thinking and effective, socially responsible communication. The diversity of our curriculum allows students to explore subjects including popular culture, advertising and consumer culture, political communication, intercultural communication, and social media.
TAKE COURSES LIKE…
- COS 113 Media, Culture, and Society
- COS 228 Writing for Convergent Technologies
- COS 335 Media and Gender
Communication Studies majors become changemakers, using effective communication and media to face social and cultural challenges and injustices. Our majors find, create, critique, produce, amplify, and deliver the stories that make a difference
ADD OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
Ready to combine your academic experience with all that New York City has to offer? Students have successfully landed prestigious internships in social media, music, television, publishing, fashion, radio, public relations, marketing, arts and entertainment management, government, and nonprofit organizations. Communication Studies majors are active in the Pace Press, POP TV, and WPUB.
"At Pace I learned that the significance of media is not only its ability to influence how you view the world but its ability to influence how you view yourself. It was this realization that made me want to be a part of the kind of storytelling that could shift the way people view themselves and the larger communities around them." —Arissa Chatman ’15, Associate Producer, Programming and Development for Food Network and Cooking Channel
CHOOSE YOUR CAREER
Communication Studies majors choose careers in social media, television, music, marketing, publishing, law, politics, and public communication.
WHERE GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED
- ALS Association
- Brooklyn Community Housing and Services
- Cooking Channel
- Daily Mail TV
- Eileen Fisher, Inc.
- Food Network
- Glamour Magazine
- Goldman Sachs
- Hamilton Campaign Group
- JPMorgan Chase
- KBLX San Francisco
- MEST Africa
- SiriusXM Radio
- The View
- Warner Music Group
- Demand for media and communication occupations is expected to arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Good oral communication skills received the #1 slot among the 15 job skills that executives and hiring managers identified as very important in new hires. (Source: Association of American College and Universities)
- Four of the top five skills employers seek in new hires include oral and written communication, listening skills, and presentation skills. (Source: Graduate Management Admission Council)