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Communication Arts, Bachelor of Science

The program offers maximum flexibility to fit your career goals in preparation for entering a rapidly converging media world.

Our 120-credit program offers maximum flexibility, so that you can tailor your courses to fit your career goals.  So, planning your course schedule, takes careful thought and arrangement. 

In preparation for entering a rapidly converging media world, you should explore a broad range of media:

  • Social and mobile media
  • Media Graphics 
  • Advertising
  • Radio/Recording Industry
  • Public Relations
  • Television
  • Journalism
  • Film

This “generalist” approach prepares graduates to take advantage of ever-changing employment opportunities in the media industry.

Students are required to take courses in theory, production, writing for various media, media management, and aesthetics.

The media industry values professionals with strong business knowledge and skills.  This program, therefore, stresses courses in management, marketing, and business administration. The heavy emphasis on business administration has enabled our graduates to find employment in the general business sector as well as media-related businesses.  Our graduates have this unique business background that other competing colleges do not offer their students. 

Internships are crucial to studying and experiencing the media industry, and our close proximity to New York City, the media capital of the world, strengthens the degree and further prepares students for a highly diverse and competitive, rapidly changing media environment. 

Juniors and Seniors can take internships for credit. Our students have also earned academic credit travelling to India, Paris and Russia to study the communication industries in those countries.

With a 24/7 news and information cycle in mind, emerging professionals need to understand and manage traditional and new media outlets, including social media.

You can prepare for these exciting opportunities by earning your Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication  Arts at St. John’s. Offered by the Collins College of Professional Studies, the program prepares students for careers in Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Brand Communications and Marketing Communications, to name a few.

Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s technologically-driven workplace. Benefiting from St. John's location in the media capital of the world, New York City, the Communication Arts program offers extensive internship opportunities in Public Relations, Advertising, Integrated Communications and Marketing agencies as well as Public Relations and Corporate Communications departments of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit agencies, too.

We invite you to learn more about the B.S. Degree Program in Communication  Arts by exploring our program requirements, objectives and academic resources.

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Degree Type
Area of Interest
Communications, Marketing & Media
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours


For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
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To get more information on our Pathways program, please visit our CCPS Pathways page or contact the program coordinator or advisor for details.  

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We are here to inform you about this exciting major. Please contact us.

Mark D. Juszczak, Ed.D

Associate Professor

St.Augustine Hall Queens 2-097


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Global Approach to Education

Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.

Career Outcomes

The B.S. Degree in Communication Arts prepares students for today’s communication driven society.

Our program provides a solid foundation in core business and entrepreneurial skills including business writing, problem solving, critical thinking, interpersonal and group communication, information design and corporate communication, project management, strategic communication, and conflict mediation. It also creates pathways to careers in government, social services, public education, community affairs.

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