Communication Studies Department

If you can see yourself as a website developer, TV news director, journalist, special effects technician in the film industry or a public relations or advertising executive, then a major in communication studies is in your future.

The Communication Studies Department offers degrees in both communication studies and new communication media that are supported by professional-level production facilities. These majors allow you to tailor your program of study to meet personal learning and employment objectives.

Courses in both majors are supplemented by work with the student-run newspaper, radio station or other campus media, an extensive internship program and a highly developed study abroad program.

At SUNY Cortland, you’ll gain experience leading to a successful career and have the opportunity to further your education through graduate studies or professional training.



  • Communication Studies Minor [COM]


Blackbird Film Festival Returns

Over 140 short films to screen in festival that is free and open to the public.

Alumni Work With Blackbird Film Festival

Alumni volunteers are helping make this the biggest, best film festival yet.

Concert to Feature Alumna Gospel Soloist

International recording artist J. Christine Johnson Sinclair ’89 returns April 23.

SUNY Chancellor Honors Four Students

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognized four high-achieving SUNY Cortland seniors.

College to Host Advertising Executive-in-Residence

Sheri Baron '77 to speak on her remarkable career in advertising.