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Are you interested in:

  • Influencing others through writing and speaking
  • Working with and managing groups
  • Solving problems and thinking creatively
  • Using media tools and technology to create messages

Since every industry, business, or organization has a communication function, having a communication degree helps prepare you for an endless range and number of career opportunities. Our program offers coursework on subject areas such as human communication, gender studies, digital media, journalism, public relations, and social media.

The discipline itself is broad and lends itself to a practical and applied approach. In our program, we combine a study of theory, principles, and concepts with experiential learning and hands-on skill building. By design, the program will give you a broad overview of the field, yet allow you to focus your interests by pursuing one of three concentrations: interpersonal communication, mass communication, or
public relations.

As a communication major, you’ll also gain a competitive edge by completing an internship that supports your professional goals and aspirations.

Types of jobs:

  • Communication specialist
  • Promotions manager
  • Copy writer
  • Public relations manager
  • Social media specialist
  • Fundraising manager
  • Marketing associate
  • Event Planner
  • Nonprofit director
  • Community affairs manager
  • Account executive
  • Governmental press secretary
  • Magazine/news writer
  • Television/radio reporter
  • HR specialist
  • Teacher
  • Sales
  • Social Work

Attend graduate school for:

  • Interactive media
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Speech pathology
  • Counseling
  • Interpersonal/organizational communication
  • Business Administration

Options for the major:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a choice of three concentrations:
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Mass Communication
    • Public Relations
  • Experiential opportunities
    • Fall, spring, summer internships
    • Senior thesis and honors thesis to highlight a specific research topic
  • Professional development
    • The Communication Club
    • National Communication Honors Society Lamba Pi Eta
    • Communication Week
  • Minor in communication (18 credit hours) to support students of other majors

Professional associations:

Career outlook:

Writers/editors
Public relations specialists
Events planners for non-profit organizations
Organizational fund raising
Conflict resolution specialist

 

Additional information:

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