The major is designed to give students the critical tools they need to assume careers in both the public and private sectors (business, law, politics, health care, media, advocacy and nonprofit organizations, and so on). A Communication major develops in students a broad and deep critical awareness of the role of communication in building and sustaining a wide range of important relations in personal and corporate life. Students will develop analytical skills, research abilities, and proficiency in interpreting, writing, and speaking about communication, media, and culture.
In sum, a Communication major prepares students to become critical thinkers, avid consumers of information, and effective problem solvers in the 21st century in both their personal and professional lives. Communication is an appropriate major for:
For example, business manager, speech writer, opinion researcher, customer service representative, communication consultant, director of communication, training and development specialist, special events planner and coordinator, and pharmaceutical salesperson.
For example, account executive, marketing specialist, media buyer, media relations specialist, and booking agent.
For example, press secretary, public affairs specialist, news bureau writer or editor, publication copywriter, community affairs specialist, and university professor