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School of Communication, Media & Journalism

Undergraduate Degree Options

Nowadays, communication is more than just talk. Our students learn to size up situations and problem solve in a way that prepares them to engage in a diverse society in persuasive ways. Kean‘s Communication program offers degree programs that prepare future professionals to adapt to a changing job market where most workers will have seven different jobs.

Rooted in Kean’s liberal arts programs we know students need training that makes them marketable in many areas while at the same time developing a depth of expertise in specializations.


At the School of Communication, Media & Journalism, students can specialize their studies and build areas of wider focus in the following options:

- the Communication Studies Option teaches skills in conflict resolution, team or organization building, leadership, listening, speaking and group facilitation. 

- the Public Relations Option enables students to work in corporate communication or to become an event planner. 

- the Media/Film Option helps students learn interviewing skills that can make them potential news anchors in radio or TV while at the same time learning how to "think on their feet" in either a job interview or in a career as a recruiter.

- the Journalism Option prepares students with traditional journalistic skills but also helps students to sell themselves through expertise in digital technology and public relations.

Our Department also sponsors the campus newspaper, The Tower, the campus PRSSA Chapter, Morris Ave. PR and the campus radio station WKNJ-FM. Media students can also work in the campus TV studio. Additionally, our students can be part of the Film Club or use our Speech Lab for presentation or a job interview coaching. Lastly, our Communication Club also brings in speakers each month to speak on possible communication careers.

***For qualified students, internships are also available. Please click here to see the most recent internship opportunities available now.


Academic Guide Sheets for our Different Program Offerings:

B.A. COMMUNICATION / COMMUNICATION STUDIES

B.A. COMMUNICATION / JOURNALISM

B.A. COMMUNICATION / PUBLIC RELATIONS OPTION

B.A. COMMUNICATION / MEDIA/FILM OPTION

***For a complete list of course descriptions and degree requirements, click here.

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