We welcome students into the Communication Department directly from high school. Entering first-year students may enroll in any Communication major as part of their admissions process.
The best way for high school students to prepare is by taking a full range of academic courses. Give particular attention to your writing. Students with a solid background in writing have an advantage in our department, where each major is rooted in written communication.
The John Roneker Memorial Scholarship is available specifically for incoming Communication freshmen
May C. Randazzo Public Relations Scholarship ($1,000) for Western New York juniors or seniors, sponsored by the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Applications: Deborah Silverman, Buffalo State Communication faculty.
Dr. Charles A. Messner Scholarship Fund ($5,000 annually); renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient earns a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continues to have a declared major in a humanities program.
Prospective undergraduate students interested in studying for a Communication degree apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Buffalo State Application
The Communication Department welcomes students transferring from other colleges or universities, where about one third of our majors begin their studies.
Potential transfer students should bring as many introductory courses to Buffalo State as possible. See our list of equivalent transfer courses. We are committed to the smooth transfer of courses from other SUNY institutions, including community colleges. Because of our national accreditation, there is a imit to the number of courses that we can accept into our majors.
If you are considering transferring, contact the Communication Department before the final semester at your current school. We will be happy to informally advise you for a smooth transition to Buffalo State.
Transfer students apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Buffalo State Application
Review our list of academic programs. Note the program requirements and see how they fit your interests.
Consider your specific career plans. We take pride in helping students tailor studies to their professional interests. Browse through our course listings. Consider also how you might use internships, independent studies and independent projects to create a unique set of skills.
If you still have questions, call, write or visit. You may contact individual faculty members who teach in the professional area that interests you. Call the department office at (716) 878-6008, or stop by Bishop Hall 210.
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