About the Program

Learn more about the Communications program.

A Communications degree is based on the idea that communication is a fundamental part of human experience. From simple gestures to great novels, from soaring speeches to product packages, the human experience is characterized by the desire to interpret, connect, and communicate.

While many students choose to focus on developing skills for careers in journalism, public relations, publication design, professional writing, or teaching, Communications majors learn to think outside the box about what it means to communicate. As an integral part of the human experience, students are encouraged to see communication as an intentional act and to take responsibility for what they say, write or create.

To expand their study of communications, students take courses in mass media, visual culture and electronic literature. Communication students are also strongly encouraged to write, edit, design and manage Siena’s student newspaper, Spectra, for course credit and hands-on experience.

Areas of Interest

Beyond a general degree in Communications, students may choose to focus on several areas of interest: Art and Digital Design, Enterprise and Commerce, or Religion and Communication.

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Meet Siena


Samuel Catrain

Samuel Catrain

International Student from Dominican Republic, Computer Information Systems

Faculty & Staff

Gail A. Ryder

Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


Lacey Wilmot Rao '02

Lacey Wilmot Rao '02

Biology Graduate; Orthopedic Surgeon
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