Students who specialize in communication will learn skills of problem solving, team building, listening, interviewing, speaking, conflict management, critical and creative thinking. As a communication major, you will develop abilities to deepen relationships on a person-to-person basis. You will develop abilities to work in areas of management in organizations, such as human resources, recruitment, public relations, customer service and sales. By studying communication, students become empowered to bring about change in society and improve the quality of their relationships.
Students can also specialize in journalism. This concentration provides students with instruction and practical experience writing and editing for print and electronic media. Students have an opportunity to gain practical expertise while working on The Tower and campus radio station WKNJ. Kean offers immersive experiences in Television and video production as well as an option for students to specialize in film making and theory
Kean also offers an opportunity for students to earn a B.A. in Communication as the foundation requirements for an M.A. in Occupational Therapy.
Kean also offers a Minor in Communication.
All students are required to achieve and maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. to graduate from the program. Students with a 3.3 G.P.A. or better will be invited to become members of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society.
Some Communication majors continue in the program after earning their B.A. to earn a Master’s degree in Communication Studies.