Communication and Media Studies Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world practices and coursework in areas of media writing, digital journalism, advertising, public relations, and much more.
As a communication and media studies major, you will receive a liberal arts education while gaining the knowledge and expertise required to succeed in career fields.
You can write for our student newspaper, the Niagara Wire, or perhaps you would like to run a PR campaign for a local nonprofit or tour international media facilities in England – at NU, there’s a course for that!
Students in the program learn how to use 21st century digital media in new and exciting ways, while gaining a deep understanding and appreciation for the cultural and social aspects of various media industries, including critical media literacy, civil discourse, and the value of free speech.
Our curriculum can be applied to many fields including journalism, television, radio, advertising, public relations, higher education, and the nonprofit sector.
Our students gain firsthand experience through clubs, internships, and co-ops, and our distinguished alumni have pursued careers as news anchors, filmmakers, writers and public relations professionals.
The communication and media studies department currently has partnerships with Pegula Sports & Entertainment, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Gelia Integrated Marketing, and Habitat for Humanity, among others, giving students priority consideration for valuable internship positions.
Dr. Carrie Isard
Dr. Mark R.
Dr. Carrie Teresa
Dr. Joseph M.
Dr. Douglas G.