Judy C. Pearson Department of Communication Studies


As a student graduating with a Communication Studies degree, you will have the skills and qualities many employers describe that they look for in applicants when hiring and promoting:

  • Oral and written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Listening
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Leadership

Graduates in Communication Studies achieve success in a variety of careers, including:

  • Customer service –  administrative support specialist, human resource manager, customer service manager, customer solutions specialist, retail sales specialist, client success manager, territory sales representative
  • Education – teacher, counselor, researcher, administrator, development officer, college admissions, university professor, substitute paraprofessional, urban scholars intern, communication trainer 
  • Entertainment/media - professional basketball player, event designer, event specialist, event planning coordinator, social media promoter, media analyst, creative director, audience analyst, publications editor, marketing director
  • Government – speech writer, legislative assistant, campaign director, research specialist, lobbyist, press secretary, national sales representative 
  • Health-related careers – certified nursing assistant, global companion, health educator, insurance agent, hospital communication director, medical banking specialist 
  • High technology industries – digital project manager, television producer/director, photographer, audio and visual computer display specialist, cybersecurity specialist, software developer, games supervisor
  • International relations and negotiation - corporate representative, translator, diplomat, foreign relations officer, foreign correspondent 
  • Law – attorney, mediator, legal researcher, dispute specialist, mediation specialist, legal reporter, legal educator, mediation coordinator
  • Social and human services –  leadership consultant, public relations instructor, social worker, human rights officer, community relations coordinator, development director for women's advocacy, public information officer

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