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Communication Studies

Arts & Humanities

Communication Studies will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of professions. In fact, Job Outlook 2000, an annual hiring forecast conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, surveyed employers to determine the skills they most desired in employees. The top three are: 1. Oral Communication Skills, 2. Interpersonal Communication Skills and 3. Teamwork Skills. It should come as no surprise that Communication Studies graduates are prepared to excel in the workplace. A Communication Studies degree will help you develop skills in oral communication, interpersonal communication, teamwork (i.e., effective small group communication), analysis (through the criticism of public communication), flexibility (through adapting messages to a variety of diverse audiences), and written communication (through both descriptive and critical writing assignments).

General Information
College of Arts and Humanities
GPA Requirement 2.35
Department Website Department of Communication Arts
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
Possible Employment Settings
  • Private corporations
  • Public service organizations
  • Public opinion research firms
  • PR/Advertising agencies
  • Public opinion organizations
  • Radio and television companies
  • Sports and entertainment organizations
  • Hospitality and tourism industry
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Freelance
  • Publishing firms Internet sites
  • Television and radio stations
  • Film industry
  • Colleges and universities
Occupational Opportunities
  • Advertising
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Art Appraiser
  • Art Auctioneer
  • Art Critic
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Art Investment
  • Art Law
  • Art Representative
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Arts and Humanities Council
  • Illustrator: Medical and Scientific
  • Independent Producer (Film & TV)
  • Web Page Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Layout Editor
  • Newspaper Artist
  • Painter or Sculptor
  • Paintings Restorer
  • Audio Visual Production
  • Book Illustrator
  • Cartoonist
  • CD Designer
  • Color Expert
  • Commercial Designer
  • Computer Graphics
  • Costume Designer
  • Educational Programming
  • Fashion Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Greeting Card Illustrator
  • Photojournalist
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Publisher
  • Set Designer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Textile Designer
  • Toy Designer
Professional and Student Organizations
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Last updated: 2/17/2020