Get hands-on experience that employers will notice
Through practical experiences, you'll develop a portfolio of work that will impress employers. Beginning your first week, you will have the opportunity to practice what you're learning in your Communication classes. You'll have access to cameras, microphones, computers, lights, and much more for each of your projects.
With countless opportunities to get in front of a microphone, you will learn to call the action as a professional sports announcer.
Sports Information / Athletic Communication
Our curriculum will prepare you for a career in the field of sports information and athletic communication. You'll work alongside the WU sports information office to gain invaluable experience that sets you apart.
If you have a passion for visual design and communication, you will excel in our Digital Design program. You'll create eye-catching designs for both print and electronic media.
Take command of all aspects of an organization's brand from their press releases to their event planning. You'll learn to present a professional image for both non-profit and for-profit companies.
Our electronic media program is a perfect home for you if you have a passion for all things video and audio. You'll become an expert producer of news packages, promotional pieces, and documentaries.
You'll learn to investigate stories and interview key witnesses as a journalism major. You'll develop strong writing and editing skills working for our award-winning campus newspaper, The Yellow Jacket.
Learn to create, manage, and analyze successful advertising campaigns for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. With a range of business courses, you will be perfect fit for many positions in the ad industry.
This 54 credit program will prepare you for a career in any area of mass communication. This general communication plan is ideal for transfer students and combines well with our many minor programs.
Our unique advantages
Learn in our production facilities that include a television production truck, a brand new Mac computer lab, a radio station, television studio, and newspaper production office.
Communication students can apply their skills in the Caribbean during our service trip to the island of Bonaire. Students also gain professional experience through partnerships with WTAE, PRSA Pittsburgh, and Pikewood Sports.
Our graduates have landed careers with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. They work for Brunner Communication, the Christian Television Network, and Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine.
"I was provided countless opportunities to apply and expand upon what I’ve learned in my digital design courses within an encouraging environment. I felt I was a part of the best family of mentors and friends pursuing excellence together."
Cori Schipani, Assistant Designer, Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine
"The Sports Announcing major allowed me to participate in numerous co-curricular and off-campus opportunities that no other school of Waynesburg's size can offer."
Austin Anderson, Sports Information Director, Judson University
Diversify your course load with a minor in Communication
With our Communication minor, you can gain valuable experience in message design and distribution that can be applied to your career in any field.
Wed, Jan 2
Journalism major interns for The Chronicle of Higher EducationLearn more
Fri, Oct 19
University to host journalism contest for high school students
Wed, May 30
Student newspaper recognized with nationwide award
Tue, Apr 10
University to host camp for sports announcing and journalism