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.
"The constant work experience in the field along with the family-like atmosphere in the classrooms were a formula for success. I felt extremely prepared to interview for and obtain my dream job thanks to the time I spent at Waynesburg University."
Emile Khoury, Video Producer, Pittsburgh Steelers
"By the time I graduated, I had a portfolio of clips from the student newspaper and several local papers and magazines that were paramount in landing my first job as reporter in Los Angeles."
Sierra Shafer, Editor-in-Chief, Powder Magazine
"I was prepared for the challenges that I have faced throughout my professional career. The hands-on experience that I gained during my time at WU helped build the skills I needed for future success upon graduation."
Aaron Thompson, Sports Information Director, Washington & Jefferson College
"The courses and co-curricular activities in which I participated gave me a foundation on which to build a successful career. The importance each class and each professor placed on precision in writing has served me well in the many positions I’ve held."
Heidi Szuminsky, Area Director of Donor Relations, Compassion International
"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
"Waynesburg's Department of Communication gave me a tremendous introduction to the broadcast journalism field and prepared me for the professional world. The professors at Waynesburg truly care and helped me pursue my dreams."
Anthony Conn, Multimedia Journalist, WTOV9
"The best thing about the Department of Communication is the dedication and care the professors have for their students—both inside and outside the classroom. The love they have for their fields of study is infectious."
Jacob Meyer, Sports Reporter, The York Dispatch
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.
Fri, Oct 4
Communication student pours herself into extracurriculars, academics
Senior Digital Design major, Elaina Spahmer, has excelled in and out of the classroom.Learn more
Tue, Oct 1
FirstEnergy awards Communication Department grant for technology
Tue, Sep 17
3 to 1 Equipment Unlocks New Learning Opportunities
Fri, May 3
Department of Communication presents student awards