Gain Industry-Driven Skills for Careers in Digital Media, Journalism and Strategic Communication

Communication is an essential skill used across all fields and in all areas of life. It's also an expanding profession, ranging from traditional to new media, that has become increasingly digital. Nova Southeastern University’s B.A. in Communication program will help you become a more confident and skilled writer, speaker, editor and content producer.

As a communication major, you'll learn how to write and communicate persuasively in formats that inspire you. Choose an in-depth track in digital media production, strategic communication or journalism. You can even choose to minor in one of the other concentrations to further prepare for a career in the field. Engage in classroom projects as well as professional opportunities and internships that showcase your talent and skills. You’ll enhance your degree in communication by participating in the student newspaper, student literary and arts magazine and the NSU television and radio station. Then, you’ll gain professional experience as an intern in local or national media outlets, international companies or organizations.

Why Should You Major in Communication at NSU?

Pursue a Career in Broadcasting, Film or Journalism

Every business and organization in the world values strong communicators. As a communication major, you’ll gain the NSU edge on the job market. NSU offers opportunities to practice your skills through participation in on-campus media outlets, practicums and exclusive internships. Your communication degree will help you excel in an array of industries including radio and television broadcasting, film, journalism, new media, public relations, advertising, social media, education, law and event promotions.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

Salaries you can earn with a B.A. in Communication vary widely because of the many career offerings associated with this degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these were the average annual salaries for these roles in 2019:

  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators – $59,810
  • Editors – $61,370
  • Public Relations Specialists – $61,150

Shark Destinations

NSU Communication alumni go on to enjoy exciting and rewarding careers. You’ll find some of our graduates at companies like Zimmerman Advertising, CBS News, the Miami Dolphins, Lifestyle Magazine Group, OZ and City of Weston. They hold positions such as communications specialist, producer, social media coordinator, editor and OnPoint traffic coordinator. *

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development