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Program Description

Do people say you are a great storyteller? Why not turn your communications skills into a fulfilling career?

Centenary University’s Communications program can provide you with a solid background in journalism, broadcast media and digital film. With a combination of classroom work and hands-on creative experiences, you will take your skills in writing, producing, hosting and interviewing to the next level. Our Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Communication allows you to choose from three concentrations, depending on your interests:

  • Film Studies
  • Journalism
  • Radio/Television
The Communication program is located in the new David and Carol Lackland Center, which includes a state-of-the-art learning laboratory that is home to an internet radio station, WNTI.ORG, and digital film editing suites.

A Career in Communications

Centenary’s Communication program will prepare you for graduate programs in journalism and related studies. You will also be ready to move directly into a multitude of careers in film, public relations and corporate communications, and print, interactive and broadcast media. From freelance writing opportunities to methods in mass media and advertising, the Communication program will expose you to a wide range of careers to help you find the best fit for your interests and talents. Students majoring in other disciplines may also elect to take a 15-credit Communication minor.

Hands-on Training

The Communication curriculum is complemented by hands-on experiences, working directly with faculty members who are media professionals. On campus opportunities include:
  • Internet radio station WNTI.
  • On-campus television studio
  • Production of the university-sponsored newspaper, “The Quill.”
  • The university yearbook, “The Hack.”
  • Filmmaking competitions.
What’s more, Centenary's Communication students have access to a large variety of internships. With our close proximity to New York City, our Communication students have tremendous opportunities with national media outlets. Past students have completed internships at Fox 5 News, CBS News, Nickelodeon, News 12 New Jersey, Marvel Comics, WFAN, WDHA and many other media organizations.

Minor in Social Media Marketing

Why not make your resume pop and your skills soar with a Minor in Social Media Marketing? Centenary’s unique Social Media Marketing minor is the perfect addition to Communications; giving you cutting edge skills and setting you up for tomorrow's job opportunities.

The minor includes 4 Courses that fit within the free electives section — no extra credits or time:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing

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Course # | Course Title | (Title Credits Completed)

  • COM1003 | Practicum: the Quill | (2)
  • COM1004 | Practicum: the Hack | (2)
  • COM1011 | Mass Media | (4)
  • COM1013 | Audio Production | (4)
  • COM1015 | Intro to Studio Operations | (4)
  • COM2000 | Interpersonal Communication | (4)
  • COM2001 | Public Speaking | (4)
  • COM2005 | Advanced Audio Production | (4)
  • COM2008 | Television Production | (4)
  • COM2011 | Introduction to Journalism | (4)
  • COM2013 | Media Design | (4)
  • COM2030 | Film and Philosophy | (4)
  • COM2040 | Great Directors | (4)
  • COM2041 | Documentary and Independent Films | (4)
  • COM2111 | Global Cinema | (4)
  • COM3005 | Mass Communication Law & Ethics | (4)
  • COM3011 | Media Copywriting | (4)
  • COM3013 | Non-Fiction Freelance Writing & Editing | (4)
  • COM3014 | Photojournalism | (4)
  • COM3018 | Writing for Public Relations | (4)
  • COM3019 | Technical Writing | (4)
  • COM3025 | Advanced Television Production | (4)
  • COM3033 | Print Editing | (4)
  • COM3041 | Art Films/Video | (4)
  • COM3042 | Digital Filmmaking | (4)
  • COM4018 | Senior Communications Project | (4)

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Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.