How can a degree in Communication help me reach my career goals?

Proud graduation for Communication students: Top- Stacie McBride, Taylor Awalt, Kristen Bagley, Summer Keepers, Bryan Stringfellow, Row 2- Laura Bell, Shadan Johnson, Keyanna Arnett, Row 3- Nicholas Hall, Row 4- Rickie Armstrong, Asher PrimusA Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication opens the door to a wide variety of career paths and goals. It empowers students to interact with the world around them, creatively pursue their passion, and make a lasting difference. By teaching students a combination of highly sought-after technical skills and social skills emphasizing effective communication, students are prepared to succeed in a broad range of fields. Learn more about dynamic career options possible for communication majors!

Our degree trains students to apply classroom knowledge to real world situations. Students broaden their horizons and network of contacts through campus clubs, research projects alongside faculty, and community internships. Our world-class faculty personally mentor students in small class-size settings. 

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Learn more about how we can help you connect with your career goals through a visit to our office in Allgood Hall.

What does a Communication major study?

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The Communication Department offers a variety of courses that challenge students to interact and create, propelling students to new knowledge in human behavior & visual communication while offering hands-on experience in classes teaching students a variety of skills from acting to video editing. Our award-winning faculty create classroom environments where students enjoy learning.  

Some of our more popular courses include:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Video Production and Digital Editing
  • Persuasion
  • Health Communication
  • Public Relations

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Can I choose a minor in the Department of Communication?

Absolutely! If a Communication major is not the right path for you, we offer a minor in Communication as a complement to your major.

Minor in Communication

Surveys show that employers want to hire graduates with excellent communication skills. The Communication minor is an excellent way to develop strong skills that will complement any major area of study.



Can I earn certificates besides the degree?

Students listen to fellow comm major Lauren Salsman in the "mac lab" during Professor Rachel Balducci's class

Whether you're a communication major or not, the department offers two certificates to develop your skills and your resume. These certificates include:

  • Media Production Certificate
  • Public Relations Certificate

Click below to see more information about which classes are required to gain your certification.

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