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Why Choose Saint Rose for a Bachelor of Arts in Communications?

Good communicators are needed in every corner of the world. Between the popularity of social media, a 24/7 news cycle and the advent of streaming services, the demand for thoughtful and compelling communication has never been greater.

Whether you dream of winning an Emmy or a Pulitzer Prize, The College of Saint Rose’s Communications program will provide you with the tools and resources needed to reach your personal and professional goals.

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The College of Saint Rose Academic Facilities

Receive one-on-one support from our dedicated faculty who have a breadth of experience in journalism, public relations, advertising, film and new media. Use state-of-the-art technology and work in professional studios in the Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media. The department offers internships at media organizations, such as advertising agencies, newspapers, and broadcast operations to give students the chance to network with leaders in the field.

Communications alumni have built lasting careers with many notable and diverse media outlets, including ESPN, MTV, NBCUniversal, Buzzfeed and more.

Learn like a boss.

Earn a bachelor's and master's in four years.

In addition to our traditional bachelor's degree Saint Rose now offers our 2-in-4 program, which allows students to save time, money, and get ahead by earning both their bachelor's and master's in four years.

Explore Communications 2-in-4 Programs

Program Highlights

  • Concentrations in: Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, Film and New Media, Broadcast News, and Critical Media Studies
  • Dedicated faculty members – each one accomplished in their field
  • Internship opportunities with local and nationally known organizations such as WAMC, WMHT, WTEN/Fox 23 News, NYS Assembly Radio & TV, Gramercy Communications, Make a Wish Foundation and more
  • Alumni who include award-winning television writers, reporters, producers at national networks and internationally recognized journalists
  • Professional technology in the Hearst Center for Communications & Interactive Media: TV and audio production studios, video editing suites, and performance studios with professional sound and lighting systems

Course Requirements and Learning Objectives

Students will produce professional-level work for target audiences by:

  • Honoring the codes of ethics guiding the discipline
  • Using effective verbal and/or nonverbal communication
  • Demonstrating an understanding of histories, theories, concepts, models, and/or practices
  • Conducting effective research
  • Employing appropriate styles and approaches for various media

COMpass - Department of Communications Bi-Annual Newsletter

Introducing the COMpass Newsletter, created to share the exciting news of students, alumni, and faculty in the Department of Communications. Interested in writing for the COMpass Newsletter? Contact us at

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The Chronicle

Check out the weekly Saint Rose newspaper produced by students.

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Communications Alumna Travels Country with "StoryCorps"

"Saint Rose gave me the tools that helped me advance in my career." -Erika Romero '14

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