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Journalism & Public Communication Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Multimedia Communication

Excel with a Degree in Journalism and Public Communication

Marywood’s Journalism and Public Communication program provides a robust foundation in journalistic principles, teaching you how to gather, analyze, and report information with integrity and precision. The program also aligns closely with the core competencies of a public relations degree, equipping you with the skills to design and execute effective communication strategies. 

From the outset, as a journalism and public communication major, you will be immersed in the latest digital tools and ethical techniques that are reshaping news production and public information dissemination. The program goes beyond theoretical knowledge, encouraging you to think creatively, write compellingly, and bring stories to life in innovative ways. This hands-on approach is vital in understanding and mastering the art of effective storytelling across various formats.

Specializing in Journalism and Public Communication at Marywood equips you for multifaceted career opportunities. Whether your interest lies in publishing, working in dynamic public relations agencies, or creating engaging content for diverse media platforms like TV, radio, social media, web-based publications, and traditional print media, this program is designed to meet your ambitions.

At Marywood, practical experience is a cornerstone of your learning journey. From day one, you'll gain invaluable experience by contributing to our student run- broadcast news station, student newspaper, and radio station. This direct involvement in content creation and editing not only enhances your learning but also prepares you for the demands and challenges of a professional environment.

In summary, a Journalism and Public Communication degree from Marywood University is not just an educational choice; it's a stepping stone to a thriving career in various media and communication roles. You will explore the intersections of critical thinking, theory, speaking, and writing, and learn how these skills form the foundation for building bridges between organizations and the public. Start your journey at Marywood and prepare to make a significant impact in the world of multimedia communication.

Top Employers

  • Media/News Companies
  • Media Publishing Companies
  • Social Media Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Top Career Paths

  • Journalist
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Content Manager
  • News Editor

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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Multimedia Communication

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TV-Marywood


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The TV Studio and in-field equipment support TV-Marywood, Marywood's student-run television station, which is part of the Center for Multimedia Communication on the ground floor of the Learning Commons. TV-Marywood is distributed by Comcast and Facebook; department programming reaches 100,000+ households.

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Center for Multimedia Communication

201 Morgan Road
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Located in the Learning Commons, the Center for Multimedia Communication is a state-of-the-art training ground for future communication professionals. The center includes provides a variety of media tools that can be used necessary to publish an online newspaper; direct, product, shoot, or edit video and audio programming; create and publish a PR newsletter; work as on-air television or radio talent; create virtual sets; produce short films; manage social media accounts; broadcast live sporting events; and much more.

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Radio Station 91.7 VMFM


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VMFM 91.7 is Marywood University’s student-run radio station, located in Marywood University's Learning Commons on the Terrace Level. For nearly two decades, VMFM has been named “Best College Radio Station" in the area and is only commercial-free alternative radio station in northeast Pennsylvania. 

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Learning Commons Computer Labs


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Computer labs and technology-rich spaces are available on every floor the Learning Commons.

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Learning Commons

201 Morgan Road
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With the Learning Commons, the library takes on a new form—a 21st Century library that focuses on actively empowering the learner. It is a scholars’ gathering place, where students from all disciplines converge, collaborate, and expand their horizons ever further. Learning Commons Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am-12am Fri: 8am-7pm Sat.: 9am-7pm Sun.: 11am-12am

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