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Communication BS

In our communications degree, you’ll develop the key skills you need to become a successful communication professional.

Program skills

Students have a knowledge of theory and practice of communication with focused interdisciplinary study in other areas at RIT. They are capable of conducting scientific and applied research, writing reports, manuals, newsletters, and instructions. Students are ready to assist in communication training programs focusing on leadership, presentations, problem-solving, analytical discussions, and media relations.

Program job titles

Social Media Specialist; Communication and Marketing Coordinator; Director of Development; Technical Writer; Campaign Manager

Program significant points

  • Students complete a professional core, which gives them an additional competency related to their sub-discipline. These cores are usually in business, graphic media, film and television, photography, or health communication.
  • All students have a working knowledge of the Adobe Suite programs.

Select program hiring partners

PTTOW!; Podville Media; Partners + Napier; Fitch Construction, Inc.; Endeavor; EagleView; Entercom; Fitch Construction, Inc.; Genesee Country Village & Museum; Rutgers University - Rutgers Business School; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; YPC Media


Outcome Rates for Communication BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.33%
Full-time Graduate Study 16.67%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.33%
Full-time Graduate Study 16.67%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. 

Co-ops take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Students in the communication degree are required to complete one cooperative education experience.