Get Ready for the Future

Now more than ever, effective communication must cut through a lot of noise to reach an audience before it’s received and understood.

We prepare students for the evolving demands of a career in professional communications by providing students with strategies, skills, and training to succeed in television and media production, podcasting,  marketing, public relations, and advertising.

Why Communications?

You’ll acquire the skills, knowledge, and technique you can use right away.

Although Purchase College has several majors related to media and communications, the BS in Communications provides an integrated approach to the study of message strategy, multimedia storytelling, content production, public relations, and advertising and helps students gain practical skills they can use in the creation and sale of television entertainment and corporate products and services.


Choose from Two Concentrations

See a sample of the paths you’ll take through each.


Hands-On Learning

An integral piece of the Communications program is the practical experience and technical expertise you’ll gain through internships and other applied learning opportunities in the classroom, on campus, and beyond. You’ll build a portfolio to showcase your work as you move into whatever field you choose.

Students have completed internships at places such as:

  • Arte Fuse Magazine
  • Inside Edition
  • NBC Universal
  • WRNN-TV
  • Warner Music Group

Communications Field Trip


Proof of Purchase Alumni Profiles