Department of Communication Studies
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Employers routinely identify superior communication skills as a critical hiring priority. These skills – speaking, writing, listening and visual communication – form the core of student learning in the Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University.
The department’s three interconnected learning pathways integrate critical and theoretical perspectives with hands-on experiences that prepare graduates for successful careers in fields ranging from television, film and journalism, to public relations and business communications. Students emerge from BSU as competent and confident oral, written and visual communicators, and our graduates put their skills to use in a wide variety of fields where effective communication is critical to success.
CommStudies graduates, Molly Hurley, '17, and Amanda Pitts, '17, have successfully launched their careers in the news business.
Austin Jackson '20 is spending this academic year studying at Shanghai Normal University after becoming one of six New England students to receive an international scholarship.
Ryan Lanigan’s time in the shadows as a student-athlete inspired him to create a website that covered not just the superstars but all contributing members of a team.