Communication in Technology (B.S.)

Today's information age requires communications professionals to be knowledgeable and possess the technical skills to work across multiple media platforms. SUNY Cobleskill's Bachelor of Communication in Technology degree program is designed to meet those goals, preparing graduates to pursue careers in communications, publishing, news media, broadcasting, government, advertising, public relations, social media and other fields that require communications experts.


Program Highlights

- A hands-on curriculum with real-life scenarios prepares SUNY Cobleskill Communications students for the contemporary communications workplace.

- Internship opportunities on campus and with many major organizations are available. They are optional, but are highly recommended and can be completed during the semester or summer. Students have completed off-campus internships and on-campus internships with the SUNY Cobleskill Office of Communications and Marketing, as well as with the Institutional Advancement Office.

- Students have the opportunity to learn at the in-house TV studio that serves as the local access cable station.

- SUNY Cobleskill offers students a great deal of one-on-one faculty contact. With an approximate 10:1 student to faculty ratio, students are provided with extensive guidance through advisement.

- A special focus is on the practice, process and ethics of contemporary news reporting and interviewing, mass communication and popular culture and the role of technology in the information age and social media.

- Students learn to solve graphic design and composition problems by using distinct forms of visual media and production modes.

- Students are trained in broadcasting and television production concepts, strategies and technology.

What Will I Learn?

The curricula include courses that range from basic interviewing, newswriting and reporting to television video production, typography and graphic design. It also features extensive opportunities for practical experiences and internships that provide students with the confidence and experience to become effective communications professionals. This combination gives graduates the extensive background and solid experience required for a variety of job opportunities in the communications field. All communications courses emphasize critical thinking, writing, research and presentation.
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Career Outlook

Mass communication is an exciting and growing area of study in today’s fast-paced society, and SUNY Cobleskill fully prepares Communications students to apply their coursework to the real world. Graduates of the Communications in Technology program can seek employment with:

- print or online news venues, advertising firms
- television stations
- public relations firms
- private businesses
- higher education institutions