Professional Communication BS

Student speaking in Professional Communications Class

Professional Communication BS

Bachelor of Science

The professional communication program at FSU Panama City focuses on the art and science of effectively conveying information, ideas, and messages in professional settings, placing emphasis on internal and external communications for organizations, businesses and industries. With a diverse array of required coursework, from principles of communication, interpersonal communication, public speaking, organizational communication, written communication, and digital communication, the program combines theory and application to develop students’ verbal, written, and visual communication skills. 

Reach Your Educational Goals Quickly

Students can fast-track their careers through the accelerated program combining your bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree in corporate & public communication.

Local & Global Industry Experience

Students complete a 1-semester internship to hone their craft and gain valuable industry experience in the workplace.

Unique Opportunities

Take electives on graphic design, stress management, or dispute resolution, then put your skills to the test by submitting advertising materials to the regional ADDY competition.

What can I expect from the Professional Communication Program?

Communication is essential in every industry, and we offer you the tools necessary to convey your message effectively to a diverse audience. Students can expect faculty with varied professional backgrounds that inform their teaching and curriculum development; small class sizes that allow for individual attention from instructors; and experiential learning within an application focused curriculum.

Network with industry professionals

Students consult with real clients during coursework to develop business plans or present communication audits for area businesses.

Requirements & Coursework

What degrees or certifications are offered in this program?

Academically strong students may complete the bachelor’s program in Professional Communication and master’s program at an accelerated pace by applying to the combined bachelor’s/master’s program.

What types of careers could this program prepare me for?

Representative jobs include communication information specialist, social media manager, newscast producer, media planner, marketing coordinator, public relations specialist, speech writer, hospitality and event coordination, health communication specialist and many others. Representative employers are advertising/PR agencies, federal, state, and local government agencies, radio and TV studios, universities, video production companies, or virtually any company that requires communication/marketing communications specialists.