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 Communications Major



The Department of Communications offers four concentrations to allow students to explore specific interests that align with their career goals.


Review the program requirements for students pursuing a communications degree.

Broadcast Journalism

Whether you dream of working in front of the camera or behind the scenes, the broadcast journalism concentration will give you the knowledge and practical experience you need to thrive in the field. In addition to valuable class instruction, Bowie State students learn through real-world experiences—using state-of-the-art equipment to produce cable, radio and online streaming content for BSU-TV and WBSU Bulldog Radio.

Broadcast Journalism Concentration Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

Contact: Dr. Otis Thomas,

Emerging Media

As traditional and digital communications continue to converge, today’s media professionals must be well-versed in every aspect of the multi-layered industry. From media planning and production to distribution and sales, the emerging media concentration will provide flexibility to explore several paths in mass communications.

Emerging Media Concentration Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

Contact: Dr. Dwight Ellis,

Print Journalism

Not only do journalists report the news, they shape our view of the community and the world around us. You can become a skillful and responsible storyteller for newspapers and magazines through our print journalism concentration. Our expert faculty will help you acquire the writing, editing and information gathering skills that are essential for a successful career.

Print Journalism Concentration Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

Contact: Dr. Karima Haynes,

Strategic Public Relations

A compelling communications strategy is the key to building strong organizational relationships in the community. With a concentration in public relations, you will learn how to attract an audience with successful campaigns and maintain that audience in challenging times using crisis management. The capstone Strategic Public Relations class operates as a real public relations firm, giving students hands-on experience developing and implementing plans for actual clients.

Strategic Public Relations Concentration Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog

Contact: Dr. Rochelle Daniel,