Department Secretary: Shailly Mahajan
Phone: (201) 447-7167
In the interest of developing responsible communities and individuals, the department of communication at Bergen Community College, strives to teach a diverse population of students the theories, principles, and practices of effective and ethical communication in a range of personal, public, visual and mediated contexts. The Department also seeks to prepare interested students for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies in communication. The option in communication is appropriate for students focusing on many areas of study as well as professional careers. Students interested in careers in education, business, marketing, public relations, law, social work, criminal justice, and political science choose a concentration in communication. This option provides a solid foundation to a liberal arts education.
The Broadcasting option prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in Broadcasting or a related area such as media, advertising, marketing, and public relations. It provides students with an understanding of the historical, regulatory, technical, and business components that combine to create the media world of today. Broadcasting career options include work in management or administration, sales, engineering or technical support, production and programming.
The professional studies Associate of Science degree (A.S.)- Broadcasting Option is designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, media, advertising, marketing, public relations, and communication. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a pathway to careers in broadcasting including management or administration, sales, engineering or technical support, production and programming. It provides students with an understanding of the historical, regulatory, technical, and business components that combine to create the media world of today. Students can take coursework and concentrated options in broadcasting, cinema, and journalism and prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in broadcasting or a related area such as media, advertising, marketing, and public relations. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with Bergen Community College faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by Bergen, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers https://bergen.emsicc.com.
Students pursuing the Associates of Science degree (A.S) and the Associates of Arts degree (A.A.) can transfer into majors, such as communication, cinema, broadcasting, and journalism. Students are encouraged to work closely with Bergen Community College faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer https://njtransfer.org.