Professional Communications - BS

Professional Communications - BS

Farmingdale State College - Farmingdale, NY

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The Bachelor of Science degree program in Professional Communications is a four-year course of study in professional communication: writing, speaking, and software applications. Graduates begin careers in a variety of areas including but not limited to business and marketing, engineering and science, or health and bioscience. They may work as researchers, writers, editors, or graphic specialists, or in other language-related professional positions. Students may also prepare for postgraduate study in such areas as education, library science, business, journalism, or law. Professional writers and presenters create proposals, articles, speeches, specifications, marketing materials, educational materials, instruction manuals, grant applications, legal documents, or financial reports. Often professional writers work in teams with programmers, graphic artists, and financial experts. This Bachelor of Science degree program offers students a broad range of courses in the liberal arts and sciences, which include 36-38 credits that fulfill the General Education requirements defined by the State University of New York and 24-30 additional arts and sciences credits. Students complete 24 credits in professional writing, as well as 6 credits in speech and 3 credits in psychology, computer graphics and desktop publishing, and public relations and business organization. Finally, in consultation with a professor, students select four courses in a discipline of concentration outside professional communications (PCM courses) in order to broaden their understanding of another discipline. According to the Long Island Association, the L

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