New Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Communication

New Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Communication

SUNY Delhi announces the launch of a unique new bachelor’s degree in Applied Communication, open now for Fall 2022 enrollment. The 4-year program is designed to equip students with the relevant hands-on skills employers look for in today’s diverse field of communications. With a broad, interdisciplinary approach, the curriculum includes courses in communication, arts, business, and computer information technologies.

“What sets SUNY Delhi’s Applied Communication degree apart from similar degrees is our focus on applying theory to practical, real-world situations through hands-on exercises and internships,” says Dr. Joseph Piasek, associate professor at SUNY Delhi and media professional with a decades-long career in the industry. “Our students will learn to communicate effectively in oral, written, and multimedia modes to create and apply communication solutions to diverse tasks and challenges.”

The Applied Communication program allows students to choose from two tracks: a rhetorical track focusing on writing, creative content development, and professional communication, and an organizational track focusing on communication systems within a business or industry. Graduates will be well prepared to enter the workforce directly or pursue further education in disciplines such as media, creative arts, law, or engineering.

Career opportunities for graduates include jobs in marketing and public relations, digital media content creation, journalism, and industry-specific communications. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in media and communication occupations is expected to grow faster than average through 2030, resulting in over 150,000 new jobs. The demand for these occupations is arising from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate accurate information through a variety of platforms.

Apply now or visit the Applied Communication program page for more information!

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