Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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The Department of Communication Studies at Canisius College, including programs in journalism and digital media arts, is among the College’s most successful. The department has a 30-year tradition of graduating leaders in the field of television broadcasting including, among others, Jodi Johnston ’95, MS ’99, television news anchor at WGRZ-TV, Channel 2; Mary Lynn Ryan ’84, southeast regional bureau chief at CNN; and Steve Brown ’83, FOX News. Numerous other professional broadcasters teach part-time in the department.

At Canisius College, we provide the latest tools and cutting-edge technology, and classes are taught by caring, knowledgeable, and experienced professors.  Undergraduate degrees are offered in Communication Studies, Digital Media Arts, and Journalism, and a master's level degree in Communication & Leadership.  All degrees include various concentrations. 

Why Study Communication at Canisius?

  • 90% of Canisius College Communication Studies alumni are working in the field.
  • Communication Studies Student Projects are consistent award winners (and the only student winners) in a Public Relations Society of America professional competition.
  • The Peabody Award and Emmy Award are just two of the honors that have been bestowed upon our alumni.
  • The Digital Media Arts program allows students to gain cutting-edge practical and theoretical skills to create and design content using digital tools.
  • Canisius’ innovative program for Journalism majors prepares students for the industry’s shift toward cross-platform news and feature reporting. 

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