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Undergraduate Programs

Overview

The B.S. degree in Communication combines advanced education in the theory and practice of spoken, written and technology-mediated communication with focused study in one of three communication sub-disciplines—Technical Communication; Health Communication; Media, Rhetoric & Culture—and instruction in an RIT professional or technical program related to the selected communication sub-discipline.

As a Communication student at RIT, you develop practical communication skills grounded in sound theoretical knowledge and extended within a communication sub-discipline, along with a working familiarity with the central concepts and processes of a particular professional/technical field.  Thus, you explore the breadth of the communication discipline, drill down into a subject area of your choice, and extend your education with professional and technical knowledge and skills.  Also, you will complement your classroom work by completing a semester’s cooperative education experience—paid, full-time employment in a professional setting related to your career choice.