A degree in Communication offers you a range of career opportunities in an exciting and rapidly expanding field. It is estimated that we spend nearly 75 percent of our time communicating, both verbally and non-verbally.  

In today's society we create mass-mediated content through:

  • blogs
  • mobile apps
  • social media networks
  • video sites
  • television and radio 
  • in print and in face-to-face settings

We offer a bachelor of science in communication degree with many areas of specialization to prepare you for a rewarding career in:

Our graduates have landed key positions in major broadcast markets, newspapers and public relations and advertising agencies. They have become photographers, event planners, graphic designers, web publishers and leaders in non-profit organizations.

  • BK Advertising  - Video Producer/Editor
  • Altoona Curve - Play by Play announcer
  • AT&T - Sr. Multimedia Designer & Developer
  • ESPN 106.7 The Fan - Sports Talk Show Host
  • MTV - Television Producer
  • Go Media - PR Account Executive
  • WTOV Television/NBC - Sports Director
  • Johnson & Johnson - Sr. Manager, Market Research
  • WQED Multimedia - Special Event Coordinator
  • IBM Corporation - VP Communications
  • Lemmonwood Productions, Inc. - Filmmaker
  • Coventry Health Care - Communication Specialist
  • Elizabeth College - Communications Professor

We also offer an online master of science in mass media arts and journalism degree, an online graduate certificate in public relations, and a communication concentration in the online bachelor of science in liberal studies.

As a communication graduate you will have the knowledge, understanding and strong communication skills desired by employers.  You will be equipped with the skills to create successful interpersonal relationships, to contribute effectively as a member of a community, and to be a valued asset in any business.  

CU Mentor Program

The Department of Communication provides you with broad-based communication and writing skills, along with intensive professional career preparation. Working together with Clarion's Career Services we will help you plan your career, obtain internships and work experience, continue on to graduate school and to prepare for a job or internship.  We will even provide you with job search strategies.   

You can gain hands-on experience working for media organizations including Eagle MediaCU-TV-The Nest WCUC-FM-The Clutch, and The Clarion Call newspaper. Outside of class, network with communication professionals through national organizations including the American Advertising Federation Student Chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America, National Communication Association, and the Society for Collegiate Journalists.

badgeThe Department of Communication features dedicated full-time faculty who focus on your success. They deliver expert instruction, backed by industry-level equipment and facilities. This makes Clarion an excellent place to launch your professional media career or pursue graduate-level study.

To begin your communication education, contact Admissions today.

Support our Communication Upgrade Effort for Becker Hall

Your gifts will provide funding for equipment and facility upgrades to the television station, radio station and digital media labs. Additionally, it will enable current students to stream, broadcast and televise athletic events in the new Tippin arena facilities.


Office: 130 Becker Hall 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Call +1 814 393 2245
Fax  +1 814 393 2186

Last Updated 4/9/18