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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

Faculty

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

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

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Public Relations Student Society of America

PRSSA - the Public Relations Student Society of America - is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Members of Kean's PRSSA chapter gain the experience and practical knowledge employers are seeking.

PRSSA students organized a Giving Tuesday e
Public Relations Student Society of America

The Tower

Communication majors can write for Kean's award-winning student newspaper, The Tower. The Tower has been recognized as one of the top three college newspapers in New Jersey for three consecutive years by the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association.

Kean Tower
The Tower

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad

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

Careers

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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