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:

  • General – sales, personnel, public information officer, customer service representative, communication trainer, mediator
  • Education – teacher, counselor, researcher, administrator, development officer, college admissions, university professor
  • Government – speech writer, legislative assistant, campaign director, research specialist, lobbyist, press secretary
  • Health-related careers – health educator, grants writer, hospital communication director, research analyst, publications editor, marketing director
  • High technology industries – technical copywriter, television producer/director, systems analyst, audio and visual computer display specialist
  • Law – attorney, legal researcher, mediation specialist, legal reporter, legal educator
  • International relations and negotiation – corporate representative, translator, student tour coordinator, diplomat, foreign relations officer, foreign correspondent
  • Public – publicity manager, media analyst, creative director, audience analyst, public opinion researcher
  • Social and human services –  public relations specialist, social worker, human rights officer, community affairs liaison, philanthropic representative