Program Overview and Description:The Communication Studies Program is a unique major giving students exposure to fields throughout the School of Media and Communication.  The interdisciplinary approach is designed to prepare students for a variety of fields in an increasingly converging media world.   While students enjoy a great amount of flexibility in class choices, they also specialize their course of study in Global Civil Society, Communication and Entrepreneurship, Contemporary Media Environments or Policy, Regulation, and Advocacy.  Students also have the option to earn a Major of Distinction and complete advanced major requirements through SMC Study Away Programs.  Recent graduates and current students have been placed in graduate and law school, media outlets and publications, and governmental organizations.

Current Projects

photoCommStudies major Nadia Ouazzi is working with Temple University to minimize food waste and hunger throughout Philadelphia. Read more about ongoing campus food donation here.

michael marsh
(photo by Suzi Nash/Philadelphia Gay News)

Michael C. Busza, a resident assistant and double major in communications and English, has been named the first recipient of the MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship, created last month to recognize a student’s efforts to further inclusion at Temple.

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Daharis Pesantez
(photo by Ethan Schwartz)

Daharis Pesantez is the first Communication Studies student to be accepted into the Major of Distinction program. Together with her passion for social change and love of NYC, Pesantez will be studying how urban planning can facilitate communication and ultimately lead to social change.

Communication Studies: A New Program of Thought and Practice

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