Professional Communication, B.A.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

As a professional communication major, you will study the best practices for conveying information on interpersonal and organizational levels. You will develop communication skills as a speaker, listener, reader, and writer, while learning how to analyze and assess the messages you encounter in daily life. You’ll immerse yourself in the art of argumentation, persuasion, and verbal and nonverbal interaction, while also becoming adept at technologically mediated communication. This program will teach you to combine science with humanities, link theory to practice, and provide you with knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice.

Professional Communication, B.A.

Where You'll Go

Because strong communication skills are valuable in just about every industry, this degree can open doors to a wide variety of fields. This degree lays a strong foundation for those interested in working in marketing, public relations, social and digital media, advocacy, politics, sales, speech writing, management, and event planning.

Major Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Major Requirements (26 Credits)

It is recommended that majors in professional communication meet with an adviser in the first year of studies.

Majors must complete the following courses (20 credits): Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 1110, 1608; 1707; 1619; 2623; 3733 and 5275W.

In addition, majors must choose two courses (six credits) from the following: Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 1618, 1627, 1643, 2631, 2719, 4625, or 4646.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Describe how human interaction shapes and is shaped by relationships, institutions, and societies.
  • Assess the construction and impact of rhetorical messages across civic, personal, and professional life.
  • Create messages and learn how to adapt them to the diverse needs of individuals, groups, and contexts.
  • Analyze the connection between communication and culture, to utilize communication to embrace difference, and to adapt one’s communication in diverse cultural contexts.
  • Develop, explain, and evaluate scholarship using communication theories and research methods.

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Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the speech—professional communication B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • New York City Department of Education
  • NYU Langone
  • Strivright
  • TheraCare

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