Graduation 2017


By the end of the current decade, more than 60 percent of the jobs in the United States will require advanced communication skills. The Communication Program at the School of Art and Media Studies has steadily evolved over the years to keep pace with the demand for more refined skills, to ensure that our graduates have the requisite skill set to compete in today’s digitally based marketplace.

A pioneer among all universities in the state of New Jersey, the communication program includes a wide selection of courses in advertising, public relations, journalism, print and digital media, and training in radio and TV broadcasting, production and editing.

The Communication Program offers a solid foundation in communication theory and practice, including organizational communication, communication theory and courses in media studies, popular culture, television news and media ethics.  

The university’s mission statement declares that “Fairleigh Dickinson University is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education.” In keeping with that goal, the Communication Program offers courses in intercultural communication and international news that site our program firmly within a global context.

Professional internships are an integral part of the Communications Program. The Metro campus is just nine miles from Manhattan, and this proximity to the world’s media capital gives Fairleigh Dickinson University communication majors a competitive edge in obtaining top-flight internships at network and cable television stations, radio stations, and public relations and advertising agencies.

But communications majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University don’t have to wait for an internship to gain hands-on experience in the media. Students staff our state-of-the art FM radio station, WFDU (89.1 FM), our award-winning student newspaper, The Equinox, and our television studio and production facilities.

The Communication Major in the School of Art and Media Studies prepares today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow.  Through our program students can select a focus in one of our four concentrations (convergent journalism, broadcasting, and TV and Digital Production and Editing) or select a more general degree by choosing from all areas.


The Communications Program recognizes its top students through their participation in Upsilon Omega, a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the undergraduate National Communication Honors Society of the National Communication Association (NCA). To be eligible, a student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (3.25 GPA in Communication courses), and have earned a minimum of 60 credits (Junior standing or greater), including 12 or more communication credits.

For more information about the Communication degree or curriculum, please contact

Patricia Brady

Administrative Assistant in Communications
Voice:  201-692-2415