Be the Power Behind the Message
Every career field needs skilled communicators. At Seton Hill, you’ll learn how to create and share information through a variety of platforms. Even better - you’ll practice your new skills in professional environments as you learn. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to step confidently into the communication field that suits you best.
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Why Study Communication at Seton Hill?
Three Areas of Specialization
- Advocacy Media: For future communicators who are intrigued by social activism and community outreach, leveraging social networks, and coalition-building.
- Corporate Communication: Perfect if you have an interest in public relations and want to work in a corporate environment.
- Political Communication: For future public relations or communication professionals with an interest in government and public policy.
Seton Hill Communication Club
Communication majors at Seton Hill enjoy working together to develop their communication skills and industry contacts through the Communication Club. Examples of club activities include:
- Attending workshops and networking events of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
- Working with local businesses on communication and service projects
- Hosting informal (and fun!) professional development events with communication professionals
- Planning and hosting the PA Communication Association (PCA) Conference
At Seton Hill, you can earn your bachelor’s in communication and an MBA in only five years, through our FastForward Bachelor's to MBA Program.
Seton Hill Communication Program faculty are active in the communication field and have practical experience working in the industry. They will work with you to:
- Develop professional communication skills
- Identify the best communication methods based on message and audience
- Gain practical experience
- Network and make contacts in the industry
- Prepare for graduate school, if you choose to go on to advanced study in the field
At Seton Hill, you will gain hands-on experience in the communication field through a supervised internship.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for professionals who can create, edit, translate and distribute information through a variety of platforms will continue to grow. In 2017, the median annual wage for media and communication occupations topped $56,000.
Seton Hill’s Communication Program will prepare you for careers in:
- Public Relations
- Social Media
- Writing & Editing
- Public Policy
- Social Activism
The award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) at Seton Hill will provide you with the career preparation skills and placement services you need. All of the Center’s services will remain available to you after you graduate, and for as long as you need them.
You can apply online for free any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admission requirements and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven’t been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.