Communications & journalism

Develop key communications competencies

At Union, students gain an essential understanding of global issues and diverse perspectives, key components of our curriculum.

Many of these skills are emphasized in the First-Year Inquiry Seminar, Sophomore Research Seminar and Senior Thesis or Capstone Project. In addition, the College’s emphasis on interdisciplinary studies gives students both broad and deep knowledge of many subject areas and encourages them to make connections across disciplinary boundaries. A Union education also encourages curiosity, creativity and problem-solving, further tools for success in the field of communications.

Possible majors:

Many majors and minors open doors in editing, publishing, advertising, corporate communications and writing for radio, television, print and online journals. These include digital media, English, history, modern languages and literatures, political science and sociology. Concentrating in the sciences or engineering is a strong foundation for jobs in technical and science writing.

Campus academic and honorary societies:

Sigma Tau Delta, International English honors society

Clubs and organizations:

Concordiensis newspaper, The Idol literary magazine, Dutch Oven humor newspaper, Garnet yearbook, The Minerva Review, the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics, TvUC, WRUC and The Aleph, a journal on global perspectives by study abroad students

Internship opportunities:

Condé Nast Publications, Elevate Communications, Martha Stewart Living magazine, NBC, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Y&R global marketing and communications

Suggested terms abroad:

Galway, Ireland; York, England