Welcome to the Department of Communications

Teaching solid communication skills is at the heart of all our programs, whether you’ll be communicating through a news story, press release, website, on television or face-to-face. College Factual has ranked us No. 15 among the “Most Focused Communication & Media Studies Schools” in the nation. Niche ranked the department as the 7th best in Pennsylvania.

We offer several degree programs. Whichever area of communications interests you, we’ve got you covered.

  • Named National Chapter of the Year  

    Less than five years after being established, Susquehanna University’s chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media has been named 2023 Student Chapter of the Year by the national organization.

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    Members of Susquehanna University's chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media at the organization's annual conference in Charl...
  • Become the next Stephen A. Smith

    Our sports media students have several opportunities for hands-on broadcasting experience — behind the mic, behind the camera, behind the script or behind the scenes producing and editing for our own River Hawks Network. Sportscasting careers begin at Susquehanna.

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  • Pro experience at the college level

    If you’re serious about sports media, check out all the opportunities Susquehanna offers you, from attending the Pro Baseball Winter Meetings to rubbing shoulders with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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    Several sports media majors take in the view from the Lincoln Financial Field press box as part of a stadium tour arranged by Philadelphi...
  • Susquehanna grads go for the gold

    An advertising and public relations major pairs well with other interests, so you can find our niche in a competitive job market. For example, Samantha Balsamo ’22 combined her advertising and sports media education to land amazing internships with NBC Universal, including an opportunity to cover the Tokyo Olympics.

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  • Susquehanna’s communications degree opens many doors

    Joe Palmieri ’00, who works in cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, says, “You can do practically anything with a communications degree.” Susquehanna alumni agree.

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514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Craig Stark, department head