Re-entry & Resiliency Plan (updated 1/20/22)
Communication plays a crucial role in many sectors and is ever-changing. Career opportunities change, too, from traditional journalism to public relations to digital storytelling.
With a communications degree from Carlow University, you will develop your creative thinking skills with a focus on social justice. Choose from different tracks, including organizational management, advocacy and social change, and digital media.
You will cultivate the skills needed to work with media outlets, marketing agencies, corporations and nonprofits.
Bachelor of Arts
On campus, some online
Up to 90 credits
You can refine your education focus with the selection of a program-specific track in the communication degree program. Organizational management caters to business communications; advocacy and social justice focuses on communication and social justice; and digital media concentrates on crafting messages across multiple platforms.
In each track, you will access hands-on learning opportunities, such as developing your news writing and research skills by working with “The Carlow Chronicle,” a student-run newspaper, and polishing your broadcasting skills with “Carlow Sports Talk.”
Classroom and real-world practice help you hone problem-solving, team-building and critical thinking skills, all highly sought after by employers.In the Hopkins Communication Lab, you can practice professional presentations and perform research. Student tutors can help you master your public speaking skills.
Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.
Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment in media and communications occupations is projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029, about average. Organizations need professionals to create, edit and deliver information through multiple platforms.
Fall, Spring & Summer
Haley Chiusano ’22 was very impressed with the helpful atmosphere at Carlow. “I have learned so much (at Carlow). The professors are so knowledgeable and the coursework is very fair. It pushes me to be a good student, while also allowing me to have time for other things such as volleyball and my job.”