Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies is rich with opportunities to examine the fundamental role that communication plays in the world around us. Courses in our department will help students build skills and a theoretical understanding to craft effective messages appropriate for specific audiences. Choose from an array of flexible degree programs designed to provide students the ability to tailor their curriculum to their skills and interests. Students are highly encouraged to engage in our dynamic internship program, study abroad, independent research, co-op, and top-notch student organizations. We believe our experienced faculty, professional production studios, and our calendar of annual networking events will provide students the premier experience necessary to succeed in today's competitive market.


Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego boasts an outstanding faculty who are committed to a high standard of teaching and service to the college community. We strive to build a learning-centered community where the discovery of knowledge plays an important role in every student's academic career. You'll find Oswego faculty working closely with individual students and student organizations to further our central mission: fostering effective communication.

Media labs and studios

SUNY Oswego and the Department of Communication Studies have three state-of-the-art, fully equipped, broadcast quality digital television studios, TV station WTOP and full-time FM radio station WNYO. These facilities support courses related to our degree programs in journalism, radio, television, video and film production.  Students have the opportunity for hands on experience from the time they arrive on campus.
Melissa Wilson


Melissa Wilson '19

Strategic Communication, M.A.

Melissa is the first graduate student to serve as General Manager of the student run television station, WTOP-10 TV. In fact, WTOP-10 TV is the largest organization on campus with over 200 active members with six different departments.

Amanda and Rachelle at ECA


Amanda Ebrahim & Rachelle Hills

Presenting Research at Eastern Communication Association Conference

Amanda and Rachelle presented their research on promoting diversity and inclusion through social media at the Eastern Communication Association Conference.

Questions? Email  Jessica Reeher, Communication Studies Department  Chairperson -

Change of major/advising questions? Email Dr. Lindsay McCluskey, Advising Coordinator -

Department of Communication Studies: 1 Lanigan Hall

The office is open from 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. 

Phone: 315.312.2357 Email:  FAX: 315-312-5658

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