Get media savvy
Earn your communication degree from Lynn University and become a master communicator with a diverse audience. As a communication major at Lynn, you’ll not only study with expert professors, but also gain internship opportunities with successful companies, including MTV, WPTV, Channel 5, Boca Magazine or the Palm Beach Post.
You’ll also learn how to reach global audiences using the latest communication trends. And with our convenient online learning program, you can take classes online, while still fulfilling your work and family obligations.
What you’ll learn as a communication major
- Communication skills for better personal and professional interactions
- Communication trends, theory and production
- Persuasion and leadership
Learning doesn’t get more innovative than this.
At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.
Communication and media curriculum
As a communication major, you’ll study effective communication for diverse audiences through a variety of media platforms. Plus, you’ll learn how to recognize trends in communication and media and you’ll gain hands-on learning experience in workshops with well-known companies, such as NPR, The New York Times and ESPN. You’ll acquire all of this knowledge from professors with experience in PR, reporting, producing, product managing, acting and screenwriting.
Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:
- 33 university core curriculum credits
- 45 major credits
- 42 free elective credits
COM 341: Persuasion and Propaganda
Explore the forces that shape public opinion and spread ideas. Study the role of persuasion and propaganda in politics, advocacy, advertising and public relations, interpersonal communication and the construction of media messages.
COM 350: Communication Law and Ethics
Learn how to avoid legal trouble in your communications with topics in libel law, advertising law, invasion of privacy, copyright and trademark law, First Amendment aspects, the Freedom of Information Act and broadcast regulations.
COM 375: Advertising, Public Relations and Society
Analyze the history, organization and roles of advertising, public relations and social media in American society. Cover media outlets including TV, newspapers, radio and the internet, and gain practical experience by designing an advertising campaign for a contemporary organization.
Communication and media jobs and careers
With a communication degree from Lynn, you will have the skills necessary for a successful career in communication and media, including:
- Social media specialist
- Advertising or public relations specialist
- Special issues lobbyist
- Marketing specialist
- Media planner
- Communication consultant
- Business communication specialist
Graduates of the B.A. in communication and media program have gone on to work for many well-known establishments, such as:
- Four Seasons Hotel Public Relations in Amman, Jordan
- WCBS Channel 2 in New York City, New York
- HBO Latin American in Miami, Florida
- Megalomedia, Ltd., film and television production in Austin, Texas