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What You Learn

Develop an understanding of today’s communication landscape and acquire the skills needed for a successful career.

  • Sharpen your skills in team and organization building, leadership, listening, public speaking, multicultural communication and conflict resolution

  • Create, produce and edit content for print, television, radio, social media and blogs

  • Learn best practices for communicating through a variety of channels

  • Study theory and media ethics

  • Examine emerging media markets and trends

  • Acquire business acumen and advocacy skills

  • Learn reputation and crisis management techniques used in the public relations sphere

  • Develop meaningful connections in various industries and establish a professional network

You can specialize in one of four major areas of study: communication studies, media/film, journalism and public relations.

You can also complete your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River.

Program Options:

B.A. in Communication | Communication Studies

B.A. in Communication | Public Relations

B.A. in Communication | Media and Film

B.A in Communication | Journalism

Also available


Sally Abdul Wahab, Ph.D., Lecturer Patricia Lauro, Assistant Professor
Courtney Atkins, Lecturer Scott Mchugh, D.Ph., Assistant Professor
Jose Cruz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Brian Oakes, Assistant Professor
Fred Fitch, Assistant Professor Jack Sargent, D.Phil., Associate Professor
Gina Gili, Lecturer Suzanne Schwab, Lecturer 
William Kolbenschlag, Lecturer Wenli Yuan, D.Phil., Associate Professor
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My favorite aspect of the Kean experience has definitely been the culture. Once you're a part of the Kean community, there's this natural feeling of unity and pride that follows throughout your years here and even after graduating. Everyone here has different backgrounds and many stories to tell."

Christine Lopez
Christine Lopez
Students in building studying

The experience the communication professors have in the industry is second to none and when choosing Kean, that was a huge factor. When you have professors who have previously worked jobs you aspire to have, you can benefit from their contacts and learn so much from them.”

Steven Merrill
Steven Merrill, communication PR


Kean communication graduates pursue many exciting careers. Some examples of careers a communication degree prepares you for are:

  • Journalist
  • TV Newscaster
  • Sports Journalist
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Film Production Team Member
  • Writer
  • TV Producer
  • Social Media Strategist

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