Interested in pursuing a career that allows you to flex a variety of skills, from writing and social media engagement to event planning and problem solving? Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication provides you with all those tools and more.
Ranked No. 10 in Pennsylvania and No. 166 nationally by Niche magazine’s 2020 Best Colleges, the program prepares students for a job that’s now highly in demand across all industries, thanks to its focus on messaging and brand identity. With a sharp understanding of audience needs, tastes and interests, communications professionals know how to craft the right message and send it to the right audience at the right time.
PSU-LV’s Corporate Communication program’s cross-disciplinary coursework gives students the broad foundation needed to successfully manage the considerable flow of information that dictates daily life at most major companies and organizations.
Thanks to a faculty with deep industry and research credentials who stay up on the latest trends, you’ll receive a well-rounded education in communication and business principles; ethics; verbal, written and visual communication skills; integrated marketing communications; internal and external communication strategies; and branding and stakeholder relationship management. Program courses include: the Mass Media and Society; Public Relations and Marketing; Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; Internal and External Communication; Social Media Communication; and Risk and Crisis Communication.
And given the Lehigh Valley’s many Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations, as well as its close proximity to the New York City and Philadelphia markets, you’ll have prime opportunities for highly valuable networking and internship experiences.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to pursue such roles as:
Web Content Developer
Social Media Manager
Public Relations Specialist
“My degree provided me with a number of hard and soft skills that are directly related to my career. I learned how to present my work with confidence, how to research, analyze and interpret data, and, most importantly, how to think critically about the ‘why’ behind strategic recommendations in marketing and communication. Attending PSU-LV allowed me to explore a field that I love and secure a job opportunity with a company that values its employees and cares about its clients’ success.” – Carissa Ackley ’20, client engagement manager at Emmaus-based Altitude Marketing
Suggested Academic Plans
Suggested Academic Plans (SAP) provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. SAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if -- in consultation with an academic adviser -- the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the SAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.
Dr. Kristen Hark
Coordinator of Corporate Communication
610-285-5000 | firstname.lastname@example.org