Communications Degree at San Jose State University

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Communications Degree

The communications program at San Jose State University prepares the student to enter the fields of advertising, marketing, organizational communication, public relations, publishing, human resources, law, criminal justice, politics, public administration, and more. The program focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Program courses include: intercultural communication, speaking and listening, verbal and nonverbal interaction, rhetorical theory and criticism, argumentation and persuasion, technologically mediated communication, and popular culture. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer communications degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Communications Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree202
Master's Degree19

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male93
Female128

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian36
Black13
Hispanic60
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders3
White75
Multiple Races16
Non Resident Alien5
Unknown12

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Communications program at San Jose State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Radio and Television Announcers

Description

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

Public Address System and Other Announcers

Description

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, public address system and other announcers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 30
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.58
    • Average Annual Salary: $42800

Public Relations Specialists

Description

Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, public relations specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $45.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $94060

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Communications Programs in California

Communications programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

San Jose City College

San Jose, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (C,A)

Mission College

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (A)

De Anza College

Cupertino, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 60 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (C,A)

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 82 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (A)

Evergreen Valley College

San Jose, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Communications (C,A)

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (A)
  • Media Studies (A)

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 100 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (C,A)

Canada College

Redwood City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (A)

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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