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Communications professionals span the entire workforce, helping to craft the forward-facing image of an organization and maintain an authentic reputation in the public eye. Employers value candidates who possess a strong, broad-based skillset that can be immediately applied to execute marketing and media strategies utilizing the most modern tactics.

The 100% online Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication Studies from Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences incorporates coursework in English, history and psychology with professional preparation to ensure our graduates are equipped for present and life-long career success. The experienced and renowned program faculty include skilled educators who are eager to partner with students in reaching their academic and professional goals.

The comprehensive curriculum includes courses that were developed specifically for the online environment. Students will explore the vast field of communications while advancing research skills, the know-how to professionally challenge ideas and assumptions, and the confidence to make independent, effective business decisions. Expand interpersonal skills, learn work-life balance and conflict strategies, and explore pragmatic communications objectives in a supportive learning environment where every student has an opportunity to stand out.


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Our Students Aspire.

The BS in Professional Communication Studies is geared toward individuals who understand that a successful, long-term career in the field requires not only effective marketing, public relations and media skills, but also a confident understanding of organizational and cultural communications practices and strategies. Our students are looking to elevate their careers and earning potential by completing their undergraduate degree in a supportive, career-focused learning environment.


Our Program Delivers.

  • Develop an expertise of current trends in mass communications, including traditional and digital media outlets and distribution channels
  • Learn to prepare effective oral and written presentations and reports
  • Gain an understanding of how public relations and opinion research can support the success of any business
  • Study how to communicate effectively with people of different cultures and from different levels within a professional organization

Communication is the most important skill for success, according to 90% of Americans surveyed.

Pew Research Center


Sample Course Schedule

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Fall AIT 103 — Introduction to Online Learning (1)
AIT 107 — CMPTR APPLCTNS FOR TLCMNCTNS (4)

ARTS & SCIENCES ELECTIVE
PAA 101 — PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & ITS ENVIRONMENT (4)
ARTS & SCIENCES ELECTIVE
COM 300 — ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (4)
MAJOR ELECTIVE COM 200- PUBLIC SPEAKING (3)
Spring COM 210 — Introduction to mass media (4)
ENG 201 — Writing in the disciplines (4)
CIT 231 — Web authoring & digital media (4)
COM 361 — Interpersonal communication among cultures (4)
Arts & Sciences elective
Arts & Sciences elective
Summer MCA 185 — Effective Public Relations (4)
MCA 221 — Professional Communication (4)
PSY 260 — Critical thinking & problem solving (or another elective) (4)
COM 260 — Pragmatic communications (4)