The name of our B.A. in Public Communication degree is changing to B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising, effective as of summer 2019!
The new name, Public Relations and Advertising, was chosen because of the term's familiarity to students and employers and its widespread use by other colleges and universities in the United States.
The name change was recently approved by the New York State Education Department after approval by Buffalo State and the State University of New York.
The Communication Department has offered courses in public relations and advertising since 1978, and the B.A. in Public Communication since 1987. The program prepares students for a wide array of careers in public relations, social media, and advertising.
(L to R) Dr. Deborah Silverman, Professor Joseph Marren, Dr. Frances M. Draper, Charles “Bud” Campbell, Rev. Barbara Campbell, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper accepts the Communication Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame award on behalf of her mother, Frances L. Murphy, at Buffalo State College.
Prospective undergraduate students: Take advantage of our Shadow Program. Just register and we’ll choose a current communication major for you to spend a day with (classes, extracurricular organizations, meals, etc.), have you meet our faculty, tour our facilities, and meet with us to answer all of your questions. Offered in the fall and spring semesters only.
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