"My decision to attend Carlow University was probably the most spontaneous one I have ever made; yet from day one, I never regretted it...They encouraged me to excel both in and out of the classroom, and the opportunities I took advantage of during my college tenure allowed me to build a unique profile of experience which led to a full time position at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History within one month of graduation. To this day, I continue my relationship with Carlow because it became my home, and the people that I met—faculty, staff, my peers—became my family."

- Ashley Kunkle, Communication Major

Do good and do well with a degree in Communication!

Our communication programs offer you a dynamic 21st-century curriculum that prepares you for a variety of career paths. With a focus on creative thinking, and grounded in social justice, you'll study multiple areas of discipline, arming you with the knowledge and skills that are in demand now.

Your Communication courses will equip you with skills in problem-solving, team-building, and critical thinking - the skills that employers desire. You will also engage in exciting out-of-class learning experiences, such as participation on the Carlow Chronicle, our school newspaper, and Carlow Sports Talk. Other students become involved in Youth Media Advocacy Project, Civil Rights Tour, and more. Our students have obtained dynamic internships with media outlets, corporations, advertising and public relations firms, sports teams, and non-profit organizations. Finally, you'll work with a Communication faculty of dedicated, award-winning individuals who are experts in their fields and who offer caring support as mentors and academic advisors.

A group of students, led by program chair Dr. Linda Schifino, PhD, just returned from the third Civil Rights Tour. Read about it here.

Where Our Graduates Go

Recent Carlow graduates who majored in communication fields have accepted jobs as: 

  • marketing communication manager
  • social media specialist
  • special event and communications associate
  • multimedia specialist
  • digital communications director
  • donor relations specialist

Recent Carlow graduates who majored in communication fields have interned or accepted full-time positions in places such as:

The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects job growth for communication and writing careers to be faster than the average for all careers through 2018.   



As a communication student in Carlow, you will: 

  • Develop effective oral, written, and digital communication 
  • Gain strong research skills 
  • Apply current technology to produce effective messages 
  • Learn communication theories

The major in Communication & Media  prepares you for exciting 21st-century careers in all areas of communication practice and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Our program offers a diverse curriculum that prepares you to both create and critique messages so that you are able to advocate for organizations, clients, and causes. The Communication & Media major provides you with the knowledge and skills that every employer values - excellent written, oral, and digital communication skills along with a strong foundation in communication theories, strategies, and ethics.

This major is designed for students who seek to use communication knowledge and skills in a variety of dynamic careers in marketing communication, social media, public relations, and other communication specialties. Graduates find exciting positions in mass media, business, and government, and are also prepared for study in a variety of graduate programs.

The interdisciplinary Corporate Communication major is the only major of its kind in the region with courses in both Communication and Business Management. This exciting hybrid program provides students with the knowledge and skill sets in communication along with an understanding of business and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Corporate Communication major examines human interaction in the workplace, leadership, and team-building along with a focus on excellent written, oral, and digital communication skills. Students are prepared for a wide variety of communication positions in business settings working in public relations, marketing communications, human resources, and other areas of communication practice. Our graduates are also prepared for graduate study in a variety of areas including the MBA.

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“Carlow is a great place to find yourself. There are so many people to help you find your strengths and to help you get even stronger.” - Liz Smith, Communication for Advocacy Major '15