Communication Studies Major

Examine the role and evolution of communication throughout history and its impact on our increasingly global society. 

The Experience
Incorporating aspects of the humanities, social sciences, and professional degrees, the versatility of the communication studies program ensures you many opportunities for work in a variety of industries, as well as graduate school.

Internships opportunities exist in public relations, advertising, marketing, and sales for area hotels, social service organizations, government agencies, television studios, volunteer agenices, and hospitals.

The Requirements
With several tracks of study, you can pursue your distinct interests. You may want to join the many other students who link their studies in communication with performance-based programs in dance and theatre

Select a concentration in mass communication or speech communication, and choose from minors in advertising, public communication, public relations, dance, theatre production, and theatre performance.

The Writing
In addition to studying communication, you'll also work on your communication skills, both verbal and written. Complete the advanced writing proficiency requirement by submitting a portfolio of writing samples from three categories. 

The Results
You will be well-suited for a wide array of careers in a number of industries, like electronic media, public relations, or advertising. Careers in electronic media include video editing, news directing, news producing, and reporting. Pursue a career in public relations, such as a corporate public affairs specialist, an account executive, a lobbyist, or a sales manager. Advertising draws on many of the same aptitudes as the public relations field. Work as a copywriter, media planner, or public opinion researcher.