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Engaging classroom lectures
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Communication doesn't happen in a vacuum. Public Communication students learn and use an integrated approach to communication that includes critically analyzing situations, managing information, and crafting messages that work in an increasingly global society.

By embedding real-world projects with classroom reflection, service-learning courses allow students to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in a professional environment. Whether they are creating press releases, analyzing case studies, or designing visual components, PCom students leave UVM with a competitive portfolio of work that allows them to jump right into the ever-evolving profession.

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4 Year Plan for Career Success


  • News Editor
  • Social Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Public Relations
  • Key Leader
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Editor in Chief

Where alumni work

  • Paramount Pictures
  • USA Today
  • Ben & Jerry's Headquarters
  • Eating Well
  • People Making Good PR
  • lululemon athletica
  • Seventh Generation

Related Information

Unique to PCOM

  • Combination of classes helps to build a student's individual confidence and fine-tune their communication skills.
  • Students incorporate knowledge and practice in teamwork, leadership and management, public service, and environmental responsibility into a framework for professional practice.
  • Students can earn academic credit for work on engaging social campaigns on UVM's campus, within Vermont, or related to CDAE's international programs.


Areas of Focus

  • Public Relations
  • News and Media Writing and Production
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Communications Strategy and Implementation
  • Event Planning
  • Communication Design