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Department of Communication

Graduating with professional experience and global perspectives, communication students embark on successful careers in journalism, marketing, technical editing, public relations and more.

Students in Drexel University’s Department of Communication gain broad theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience as they work toward a future in marketing, journalism, technical editing, and countless other areas in which communication skills are essential.

About the Curriculum

The Communication bachelor’s program offers four distinct concentrations: Public Relations, Journalism, Technical and Science Communication, and a flexible, general Communication track. Students in all concentrations gain real-world career experience in Drexel’s renowned cooperative education (co-op) program.

At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science in Communication as well as a Doctorate in Communication, Culture and Media. The MS in Communication includes four areas of specialization: Public Communication, Technical Communication, Science Communication, and Communication, Culture and Media.

The Drexel Co-Op

Through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, students experience up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process.

Students in all concentrations conduct co-ops with industry leaders, including Comcast; the Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles and 76ers; Exelon Corporation; GlaxoSmithKline; a number of TV stations, newspapers and magazines; and many other businesses and organizations.

Learn more about the Drexel Co-Op Program

Careers

Graduates of Drexel’s undergraduate and graduate Communication programs enjoy successful careers in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, media relations, corporate communications and countless other areas. Most have gone on to work for regional and national corporations. For others, the flexible degree has been the springboard to top graduate programs, business and law schools.

Student and Professional Organizations

  • Drexel Edits: Provides editing and proofreading services to local nonprofits. Contact: Lawrence Souder at ls39@drexel.edu.

  • PRSSA: Drexel's student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Contact: Scott Tattar at sdt56@drexel.edu.

student Ian Michael Crumm
“The environment at Drexel helps you get out into the world. Philly in general is very collaborative and a welcoming space for young professionals.” Ian Michael CrummBS communication ‘16
Founder, Lifestyle website ianmichaelcrumm.com
Co-Founder of wearwewent.com
Read more about Ian

Recent News

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  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.
  • Kathy Chen '18 - Communication Major Communication Major Tests Her Limits Abroad As the plane hovered 13,000 feet above the Earth, Kathy Chen didn’t feel fear until the adventure-seeker beside her hurtled out. Moments later, she and her skydiving instructor were free falling as well, the countryside of Japan and a distant view of Mt. Fuji unfurling beneath them.
  • Ashley Ramey with her son Communication Alum Directs Original Documentary on Mothers Struggling with Opioid Addiction

    “One time I was in rehab, and they were talking about how there is an original body of pain. And you create more pain on top of that trying to handle the original thing that hurt you.”

    So recalls Ashley Ramey in the trailer for “Original Body of Pain,” a documentary about motherhood and opioid addiction co-directed by Stan Wright, BA Communication ’15, and Dominic Silva, both MFA students at Wake Forest University.

  • Drexel Humanities and Social Sciences Lab Humanities and Social Sciences Lab Open House Fosters Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Prospective Student Inquiries

Kelly McShay

Kelly Schimpf

Director of Recruitment
College of Arts and Sciences
4020 MacAlister Hall
215.571.4536 | kelly.a.schimpf@drexel.edu

Undergraduate Advising

Florette Press

Florette Press

Academic Adviser
3201 Arch Street, 147
215.895.1716 | flp24@drexel.edu

Jenna Gregory

Jenna Gregory

Academic Adviser
4020 MacAlister Hall
215.895.1805 | coas@drexel.edu

Drexel Edits: A Center for the Support of Nonprofit Communication

President Obama editing a speech

Drexel Edits offers pro-bono editing services to local nonprofit organizations.

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Contact Us

Department of Communication

3201 Arch Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.2456 | skw@drexel.edu