Coursework in communications incorporates theory and practice. Courses in theory will explore ethics, law, business and professional communication, and the history of mass media and cinema. On the practical side, coursework is offered in advertising, multimedia production, graphic design, journalism, news writing, photojournalism, marketing, and public relations.
Penn State values growth of the entire person, so the general education core courses allow students to explore other disciplines such as arts and sciences, business, English, information sciences and technology and psychology.
Internships and Research
An internship is a practical way to integrate classroom learning with hands-on experience; therefore, each communications student will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in a work environment in the field of their choosing. Brandywine communications students have secured internships with local, regional, and national employers. Penn State Brandywine’s Career Services experts frequently sponsor networking and career opportunities designed to help students secure the internship that meets their needs. Working with faculty, interested students can also pursue undergraduate research on a topic that interests them to prepare them for post-graduate work.