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School of Communication and Information

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. The school is a community of scholars that enjoys and excels at educating individuals who make lasting contributions to the interdisciplinary study of communication, journalism and media studies, and library and information science.

At a Glance

Students: 433 full-time and part-time graduate students, with 1,800 undergraduates pursuing majors through the school
Faculty: 134 (full-time and part-time)
Office of the Dean: 4 Huntington Street, College Avenue Campus

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the following majors:
    • Communication
    • Information Technology and Informatics
    • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Master of Communication and Information Studies (M.C.I.S.)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.)
  • 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 emphasizes both theory and practice, preparing undergraduates for professional careers in print media, television, radio, news agencies and wire services, publishing, and public information service in the government and private sectors.
  • The masters program in library and information sciences ranks sixth in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • 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.L.I.S. program is available.