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Communications and Writing Career Pathways

Prepare to inform, persuade and influence in a career where well-rounded, versatile communicators are in high demand.

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IN BEST COLLEGES FOR COMMUNICATIONS

Career Options

With a degree in communications or writing, you’ll open doors in fields ranging from journalism to advertising, policy to entertainment and much more.

  • Author
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Screenwriter
  • Speech Writer
  • Sportscaster

Discover Communications and Writing Majors and Minors

Pursue your interests with a customizable program that sets you up for success.

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Coursework Highlights

Find courses that give you the knowledge and skills to stand out from the pack.

  • Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • Broadcast and Digital Newswriting
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech and Language
  • Conceptual and Creative Thinking in Media Planning
  • Critical Perspective on News
  • Foundations of Inquiry in Human Communication
  • Integrated Advertising Campaigns
  • TV and Digital News Producing and Presenting
Students and professor look at technology together.

I’m constantly looking for new technologies and tools and approaches that I think—and the students who I work with think—could change the way that we all produce and consume media in the future.

—Dan Pacheco, Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation

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Clubs and Organizations

Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Make connections to build your resume and your network.

  • CitrusTV
  • Equal Time Magazine
  • National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
  • Orange Aerial Productions
  • The Renegade Magazine
  • TEDx Syracuse University
  • WeMedia Lab - social media
  • Women in Communications

It’s our responsibility as communicators to take information and put it in terms people understand. Because if people understand, then they care and are motivated to put the time and effort into advocating for solutions.

Gaurav Shetty ’22, broadcast and digital journalism major

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