SHU@MCCC Offers New Program

Professional Communication Degree Helps Those with Prior Experience

Siena Heights University at Monroe County Community College is offering a new program for those students interested in pursuing a career in a communications-related field. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Communication meets the needs of people who are interested in or who have prior learning/work experience in a communications-related field.

These areas can include: advertising, journalism, graphic arts, marketing, multimedia, film, web design and radio/TV broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on enhancing students’ communication skills and competencies in the workplace. Coursework required for this degree path include:

• Communication Skills for Managers

• Leadership

• Business Ethics

• Technology and the Human Condition

• Professional Communication Seminar-Capstone Course


In addition, there is a Professional Communication degree elective requirement that enables students to focus their major on their goals and interests. Students who complete a degree in Professional Communication are better prepared to succeed in their fields of interest. Graduates will have an enhanced ability to express themselves orally and in writing. They are able to assess leadership styles and their role in developing effective supervisor/employee relationships.


In keeping with the mission of Siena Heights, graduates are also grounded in ethical communication skills that adapt to a variety of business situations.


Classes are still enrolling for the winter semester. For more information, contact 734-384-4133 or More details can also be found by visiting

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Meet Siena


Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

Education, Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

Gail A. Ryder

Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


Leslie Keane '01, '12MA

Leslie Keane '01, '12MA

Criminal Justice, Counseling Graduate; Police Officer and Counselor at Parkside Family Counseling
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