Communication Studies

  • The Communication Studies Program

    The Communication Studies Program

Within the Communication Studies program you can pursue a B.A. degree in General Media Studies, Media Production, or Public Relations.

Curriculum Worksheets


To view the Course Schedule by term, click here.

See the Catalog of Courses for complete descriptions of course offerings.

For detailed curriculum information, please refer to the Academic Bulletin.

Top Five Reasons to Study Communication Studies at Stockton

  1. Communication Skills
    Communication Studies is a growing and rewarding field of study. Communication Studies at Stockton is a dynamic multidisciplinary program exploring a wide range of interests in contemporary global and popular culture, including radio and television, advertising and public relations, digital communication, film and cinema, visual communication, international communication and more. The thread that runs through all of our tracks, and hence the tie that binds the program, is
    the dual premise that a Stockton Communication Studies graduate should be able to: 1) Critically interrogate media messages from a variety of angles, and 2) Produce effective media messages in a variety of contexts. These two premises
    underscore the core classes that all of our majors are required to take. The specific applications of these premises are honed in the track-specific curricula.
  2. Adapting to Change
    Our program prepares students for careers in diverse fields. In recent years, our alumni have gone on to work at The Press of Atlantic City, ESPN, MTV, Clear Channel Radio, Equity Communication, Suasion Communications Group, NBC40 WMGM-TV, and a host of other companies.
  3. Program Competence
    A collection of scholars, artists, and media professionals, Communication Studies Program faculty are engaged in developing a rigorous program of study in the liberal arts tradition. The program strives for graduates who are able to think critically about media messages, and to apply varied and interrelated media studies concepts (including media literacy, critical media analysis, cultural studies, media writing, and media production) toward the effective production media messages.
  4. Teamwork & Collaboration
    Our students get hands-on experience right on campus, with opportunities to participate in Stockton Student Television (SSTV), the Stockton radio station (WLFR, 91.7 FM), the Community TV Partnership, and Stockton’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). They also gain real-world production experience interning for companies such as CNN, MTV, and NBC; they gain PR experience working for various local politicians and also with various PR firms.
  5. Creativity & Innovation
    Our students work with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, such as our HDTV Studio.

Photo of StudioSpecial Opportunities

Qualified students may be assisted in obtaining pre-professional experiences in their fields of interest by means of internship opportunities with local and regional organizations. The proximity of Stockton University to Atlantic City and Philadelphia and major radio, TV, and print media markets makes possible internship opportunities in the media, and in other areas such as public relations, promotions, and political activism.

WLFR

WLFR 91.7 FM has been in operation for more than 30 years! We take pride in our diversity of music and shows and strive to bring you programming not found on commercial stations. Students can participate in the WLFR Internship to gain handson experience on the air as well as behind the scenes. Students will also learn about the day-to-day operations of a radio station. WLFR can be found on the web at www. wlfr.fm.

SSTV

SSTV is a dynamic campus presence that promotes the activities of Stockton University. The station follows the television industry model in the creativity and breadth of its programming as it serves the specific needs of the University community. SSTV produces original content that informs, entertains, and enriches viewers. Students learn television production, engage in media management activities, and gain experience as on-air talent.

PRSSA

Stockton’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter was established in May 2013. Since that time, under the guidance of Dr. Ai Zhang, Stockton’s PRSSA chapter has become a powerhouse, providing a range of professional enrichment and community engagement opportunities. Each year, PRSSA students organize a series of successful events including industry tours, guest speakers, workshops, career and alumni panels, and large-scale networking events.These events have helped quickly establish Stockton PRSSA as a strong organization on campus, in the community, and of the national body. PRSSA students also have the
opportunity to participate in national conferences. PRSSA is open to all Communication Studies students, and students across campus.