Communication is fundamental to all human endeavors. The communication major studies the ways humans use communication to shape identity and ideas. Graduates will transfer with both an understanding of important communication theory as well as demonstrated proficiency in communication skills. Communication studies majors will explore a variety of communication contexts, from intimate relationships, to public address, to new and emergent media, exploring the many ways communication shapes our identities and our realities.
Communication skills are essential in both work and social settings. Oral and written communication skills are at the top of the list of qualities that employers look for in job candidates. Career opportunities for the program graduate includes the following careers: Advertising Executive, Business Executive, Communication Specialist, Consultant, Employee Relations Representative, Film Editor, Human Resource Administrator, Impression Management Specialist, Journalist, Media Consultant, Newscaster, Professor, Public Relations Representative, Publications, Radio Programmer, Sales Representative, Speech Writer, Teacher, Technical Writer, Television Producer, Trainer, Writer.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students completing this program will be able to:
- Successfully prepare written and oral communication that illustrates critical thinking, creation of inquiry- or research-based texts, and information literacy.
- Demonstrate civic engagement in both written and oral argument.
- Use both written and verbal expression in interdisciplinary contexts.