Communication is an extremely flexible and practical major that prepares students for a variety of careers. Alvernia University offers a major in communication, which includes a broad spectrum of courses encompassing journalism, speech, film, theatre, and functional and creative writing for various media applications. A new campus media center offers students opportunities for hands-on experience.
Communication majors pursue careers in journalism, public relations, event management, advertising, marketing, publishing, broadcasting, and theatre.
Alvernia’s program is especially suitable for students interested in working in television, for newspapers and magazines, in advertising and marketing, or public relations and corporate communications.
Students and Alumni
Alvernia's communication graduates have been employed by a variety of media including ESPN, the Rachael Ray Show, the CNN Washington Bureau, C-SPAN, WIP sports radio, QVC, and the Reading Eagle-Times. In addition, they hold positions in local and national corporations, public service institutions, and non-profit utilities including the American Diabetes Association, Reese Advertising, the Reading Phillies, Junior Achievement of Reading, Arrow International, and UGI Utilities. Students have entered graduate programs at such institutions as The University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, the New School, and Temple University.