The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is a leader in responding to the information revolution and the fast-paced changes occurring in the fields of communication, information, and media. SC&I’s programs prepare students interested in organizational communication, journalism and media studies, social and new media, library and information science, and information technology for top careers in today’s digital workplace.
School of Communication and Information
At a Glance
Students: 490 full-time and part-time graduate students, 100 doctoral student, and more than 1,900 undergraduates pursuing majors through the school
Faculty: More than 200 (full-time and part-time)
Alumni: More than 22,000
Office of the Dean: 4 Huntington Street, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the following majors:
- Information Technology and Informatics
- Journalism and Media Studies
- Master of Communication and Media (M.C.M.)
- Master of Information (M.I.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Communication, Information, and Library Studies (Awarded through the Graduate School–New Brunswick)
- Undergraduate communication majors can concentrate in such areas as public relations, health communication, interpersonal/intercultural communication, mediated communication, organizational communication, and telecommunication processes and policies.
- The information technology and informatics major places emphasis on the evaluation, implementation, and management of information technologies for a wide range of organizations, as well as the social and organizational impacts of information and communication technologies.
- The journalism and media studies major provides undergraduate students with a broad spectrum of courses in the theory and practice of journalism and mass media, preparing them for professional careers in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, cable television, the news agencies and wire services, publishing, and public information service in the government and private sectors.
- The Masters of Information program is ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Report: specializations rank #1 school library media , #6 digital librarianship, #6 services for children and youth, and #8 information systems.
- The school’s faculty pursue research on a wide range of basic and applied research topics and emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration.
- The school is home to a number of specialized centers that concentrate on research, education, and applied outreach programs.
- A completely online M.I. program is available.