Bachelor of Science in
Communication

Embry-Riddle offers a unique Bachelor of Science in Communication program that answers the demand for those who can integrate science and technology with solid communication fundamentals.

ERAU’s B.S. in Communication program offers focus and expertise to position the graduate for broad career opportunities in many areas of communication, emphasizing writing skills, creative thinking, and technology.

Students can tailor their degree to what most interests them, choosing from a long list of minor courses of study. Students can also pursue flight ratings if they wish.

The B.S. in Communication program teaches aviation, aerospace, and technical vocabulary while fine-tuning reading and writing skills – all to help foster a technological perspective. This perspective prepares graduates for a career with traditional media or in corporate communication, aviation communication, or technical journalism.

Beyond the fundamentals of communication, students learn how scientists think, how research questions are framed, and how various methodologies are used to pursue scientific goals.

ERAU has an active radio station, a campus-wide TV station, an award-winning student newspaper, and an active public relations department where students can acquire hands-on experience.

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About Communication at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

A growing number of aviation and aerospace businesses require specialists in both internal communications and media relations. The B.S. in Communication at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus gives students an opportunity to integrate knowledge of aviation, aerospace, science and technology with practice in communication. 

By learning how scientists think and work, students develop skills to communicate scientific and technological information to a variety of audiences accurately and effectively. Students in this program have gone on to work as professional communicators at NASA, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Delta Airlines, the U.S. Department of State, Daytona International Speedway and many others. Housed in the Department of Humanities & Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences, the program culminates in an internship, where students can put theory into practice.

A typical first year might include core courses like Science and Technology Communication and Introduction to News Writing, plus courses in mass communication, law and ethics, and media relations, along with elective courses such as digital photography or web design.

  • Our Daytona Beach Campus is situated near Kennedy Space Center and the bustling cities of Orlando and Jacksonville.
  • The Daytona Beach area itself offers students opportunities to work in the communications field while they complete their degree, with nearby companies such as Daytona International Speedway, the Volusia Health Department and various local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
  • Embry-Riddle offers a combined program that allows well-qualified students the chance to begin graduate work toward their Master of Business Administration (MBA) while finishing their B.S. in Communication. See this bachelor's-to-master's catalog page.

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120 Credits

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