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]


Communications Law Expert to Discuss Free Speech

Roy Gutterman worries about the future of the American free press.

Alums, faculty back media innovation fund

SUNY Cortland campus radio pioneers give back to support current Communication Studies students.

Young Alum Puts Skills to Use in Puerto Rico

Matt Green ’12, a new communication media major, discovered a passion for emergency management at SUNY Cortland.

Movie Shoot Offers Students an ‘Extra’ Experience

Musical theatre and new communications media majors get involved with "Cold Brook."

Six Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

The six employees will be honored May 13 during Commencement ceremonies.