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School of Communication and Information

Understanding Communication and Its Practice in Society

The School of Communication and Information offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed so students can succeed in the fast-paced and dynamic fields of communication, information, journalism, and media.

Full- and part-time faculty
Collaborative research centers, labs, working groups, and clusters
Undergraduates, master's students, and doctoral students
A strong and connected alumni network

Preparing Students for Success

Communication and information are at the forefront of every industry and interaction today. Learn about the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) and its commitment to equipping students with the tools required to succeed in today’s global communication, information, and media environments.

Explore Undergraduate Majors

Communication Major
Learn the theories and practices that help organizations, communities, and individuals connect.

Information Technology & Informatics Major
Create and manage IT tools—websites, apps, games, and more—with insight into human behavior.

Journalism and Media Studies Major
Uncover and craft stories, build digital media production skills, and learn how global media work.

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Talented, Smart Communicators Are In Demand

Students choose the School of Communication and Information because of the educational opportunities presented by studying with our outstanding faculty in such close proximity to the major job markets in New York City and Philadelphia. Our graduates go on to find successful careers in a variety of fields, including communications, media, digital media, journalism, marketing, public relations, libraries, cultural organizations, management, information technology, and informatics.

Program Spotlight: Information Technology and Informatics

The Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) program provides students strong technical skills and insight into the social, economic, and organizational impacts of technology. Students learn practical computer-based competencies alongside ideas from the humanities and social sciences to develop the skills and mindset needed to solve problems where people and machines intersect.

The ITI program offers three guided pathways to help students explore skillsets for specific career opportunities:

  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Data Management, Analytics, and Information Visualization
  • Web Design and Development
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Certificate Spotlight: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management

The Rutgers Crisis Communication and Reputation Management Certificate (CCRM) program offers students a transformative opportunity to navigate uncertainty and unforeseen business challenges with confidence. Our comprehensive online program includes six four-week courses plus two one-hour, one-on-one media training sessions.

Crisis communication requires leaders who can guide decision-makers through volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous situations while protecting the organization’s reputation, brand, credibility, and trust and ensuring its ability to thrive. The most successful candidates will have three-plus years of experience with communication, PR, marketing, community relations, human resources, or other professional duties.

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