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Image of wall in front of Sparks Building.Welcome to the virtual home of the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences undergraduate program, also affectionately known as CAS.

The question most asked about our major is "What can you do with CAS?"  A better question might be, "What can't you do?"

Majoring in CAS, you will come to understand and master the so-called "soft skills" so in demand by employers.  Do a quick internet search of most desired workforce skills and you'll find is a list dominated by the CAS areas of study.  These include interpersonal and presentational communication, research, problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking.

In addition to exciting courses that thrive on discussion, creativity, and the development of strong research, writing, and speaking, we work hard to make sure our students participate in as many enrichment activities as possible.  Ideally, a student will graduate having completed at least three of the following:

  • Teaching assistantship
  • Research assistantship
  • Education abroad
  • Internship

With a dedicated Internship Coordinator in Dr. Peter Miraldi, students have strong support to aim high and test the waters in a wide variety of areas.

Our majors can be found in a wide variety of fields including public relations, university student affairs, healthcare, law, politics, journalism, entertainment, business, and education--to name a few.

With topnotch faculty and staff who are incredibly dedicated to the undergraduate experience, and an undergraduate student body of tremendous quality, I am extremely proud of our program.

I look forward to talking with you about the way CAS can enhance your life and guide your success.  I can be reached at pnm10@psu.edu.  Please be in touch.

Warmest regards,

Peter Miraldi

Undergraduate Officer, Internship Coordinator, Lecturer

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