Professional Communications
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Contact Information

Dr. Vicki Janik , Chair
Jennifer Infante, Secretary
Knapp Hall
Tel: 631-420-2321

Professional Communications

The Program

The State University of New York at Farmingdale has developed a four-year Bachelor of Science in Professional Communications Program to support the needs of business and industry in the New York metropolitan region.  This four-year course of study is designed to prepare students for careers as researchers, writers, editors, and computer graphics specialists who assist professionals in translating technical, scientific, and professional information into graphic, oral, and written language for specific audiences.

 Technical Communicators Produce:

  • Speeches
  • Proposals
  • Scientific Articles
  • Product Advertisement
  • Educational and Industrial Film Scripts
  • College Textbooks
  • Instructional Manuals
  • Web Page Text

Significant Features of the Program

Practice-Oriented: Theory and general principles are applied to practical communications problems.
Interdisciplinary: The framework of the program allows the student to integrate information learned in other courses.

Individualized: The course of study is tailored to the student's interests and course objectives Classes are small, and students are assured individual attention.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Business
  • Health Science
  • Engineering/Technolo

Career Opportunities
It is expected that our graduates will easily find jobs with starting salaries in the $40,000 - $50,000 range, particularly in the areas of:

  • Software Manufacture
  • Technical Publishing
  • Banking/Finance
  • Health Sciences
  • Manufacturing

The Office of Career Development will provide assistance to graduates seeking employment both on Long Island and nationally.

We welcome your comments and questions. Please direct them to the Department Chairperson at

Professional Communications Curriculum Guide (pdf - 711kb)