Journalism minor

This minor is designed to prepare students to gather, write, edit, package and produce news in the information age. The study of journalism allows students to develop and apply their critical thinking, research and communication skills. In addition, the program stresses the social, ethical and legal contexts within which journalism is practiced in the United States.

Communication and social interaction minor

This minor explores the various ways human beings interact and exchange ideas. The coursework focuses on how to build effective and appropriate relationships and gain cooperation from others. Students analyze the process of creating, sending and interpreting verbal and nonverbal messages. This minor is attractive for anyone that plans to work with people. This popular minor provides insight on how people communicate and will help students to send appropriate messages in the workplace whether that is in business meetings, newsletters, or through social media.

Public Relations

Students in this program explore the relationships that an organization builds with its employees, consumers, government, investors, donors, and community. It specifically explores how this relationship is related to the company's success. Students receive a strong foundation through courses that include research methods, persuasive writing, graphics, as well as public relations case studies, strategies and tactics.


This program is designed to prepare students to gather, write, edit, package and produce news stories for newspapers as well as online reporting -including the role of graphic design in communicating the news.  The program emphasizes the social, ethical and legal contexts within which journalism is practiced in the United States. 

 "My experiences at SUNY Oswego taught me how to succeed at my internships, and the skills I mastered helped me land a job at my first-choice magazine straight out of college."

Broadcasting and Mass Communication

This major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the mass media industries, including radio, television, cable, film, the Internet, multimedia and mobile platforms.  Learn about the creation and production of media, the interrelated nature of media industries and the skills necessary to write, produce and distribute media messages.  Explore a variety of areas including audio and video production, broadcast journalism, copywriting and media management.

Prospective students

If you would like to visit SUNY Oswego and take a tour of the Communication Studies facilities, please refer to the schedules listed on the Undergraduate Admissions Office site. Thank you for your interest in our programs!

We have an open door policy. You can schedule a tour of the Communication Studies facilities:
Call our department at 315.312.2357 or visit our office at 1 Lanigan Hall to make arrangements.


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.