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Communication Studies

Prep for a Career in Advertising, Education, PR, Government and More!

Communication, Technology and Culture Major

Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature

A communication, technology and culture degree from Bridgewater College prepares you for success. You’ll gain a critical understanding of communication history and current practices, including message design in diverse technological environments. You’ll be a better communicator, not just professionally, but in your personal life as well. Explore careers in advertising, broadcasting, education, government, healthcare, human resources, marketing, public relations, research and more.

The curriculum is interdisciplinary, and you’re encouraged to take classes such as visual design in the art department or technical writing in the English department. Design your own path with your advisor from the courses below.

Specific requirements for this major can be found in the College Catalog.

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Activities and Clubs

Study Abroad

Study abroad through May Term courses focused on communications:

  • European Media and Culture—Explore European media in places such as London, Munich, Prague, Berlin and Paris.
  • The Television and Film Studio System—Travel to Los Angeles to tour studios (Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, NBC), participate in television show audiences and meet with members of the television and film industry.
  • Theatre in London—Travel to London to study and view theatre from the West End to the Fringe, participate in theatre workshops with theatre professionals and meet with artistic directors and actors from London’s most prestigious theaters.

BC Voice

BC Voice is the student-run media organization on campus. Its members produce web-based radio broadcasts called Spark it Up, the College’s print newspaper Veritas and multimedia web content. Members learn valuable media production skills while providing the Bridgewater College community with news and information about college-specific, local and national events.

Want to participate? Contact:

Jessica Brophy
Faculty advisor

Comm Club

Comm club provides information on communications-related activities, forums, internships, career opportunities and other media experiences. As an integral part of Comm club, you will take trips to locations of various organizations in the field of communication. Membership is open to all who are interested and is strongly recommended if you are majoring or minoring in communication, technology and culture.

For more information, please contact Prof. Jennifer Babcock.

Ripples

Founded in 1922, Ripples is the Bridgewater College yearbook, produced annually. All students are welcome to join the staff. No experience is necessary.

For more information, please contact Professor Joan Hughes.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the communications honors society. With active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide, Lambda Pi Eta:

  • Recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication, technology and culture
  • Stimulates interest in the field of communication
  • Promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors
  • Provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  • Establishes and maintains closer relationships between faculty and students
  • Shares options for graduate education in communication, technology and culture

Students who meet the criteria for admission will be invited to join during their junior or senior year.

For more information, please contact Prof. Benjamin Erickson.

Graduate Schools and Careers

What can you do with your degree in Communication, Technology and Culture?

Like our recent graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • George Mason University (Speech Education)
  • The George Washington University (Legislative Affairs)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Strategic Human Resources and Organizational Development)
  • Norfolk State University (Media Management)
  • University of Delaware (Communication Studies)
  • University of Iowa (Interpersonal Communication)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Communications)
  • Virginia Tech (Communication)

Or pursue a career in:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting (television and radio)
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Education
  • Event Planning
  • Film
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Media Production
  • Ministry
  • Organizational Management
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Sales

Learn more about the options for employment and advancement in the field of communication from the National Communication Association.

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