What Can You Do With This Degree?
According to recent surveys, CEOs of corporations say that effective nonverbal and verbal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are important in a business environment. Majoring in communication studies provides a strong liberal arts background and skills that make our students sought after by both profit and non-profit organizations.
Students graduating with a degree in communication studies have entered a variety of fields. The following is a sample of professions and jobs that you could pursue:
Advertising: Advertising Specialist, Marketing Specialist, Copy Writer, Account Executive, Media Planner, Media Buyer, Art Director.
Communication Education: Language Arts Coordinator, High School Speech Forensics/Debate Coach, Drama Director, Education Researcher, Audiovisual Specialist, Educational Fund-raiser, Alumni Officer.
Electronic Media, Radio, & Television Broadcasting: Community Relations Director, News Writer, Advertising Sales Coordinator, Market Researcher, Actor/Actress, Announcer Disc Jockey.
Journalism (Print or Electronic): Reporter, Editor, Script Writer, News Service Researcher, Technical Writer.
Public Relations: Publicity Manager, Marketing Specialist, Lobbyist, Corporate Public Affairs Specialist, Account Executive, News Writer, Public Opinion Researcher.
Theatre/Performing Arts: Performing Artist, Script Writer, Arts Administrator, Performing Arts Educator.
Government/Politics: Public Information Officer Writer, Legislative Assistant, Research Specialist.
Communication and Health Care: Health Educator, School Health Care Administrator, Medical Grants Writer, Public Relations Director, Research Analyst, Heath Care Counselor, Activities Director, Marketing Director.
Law: Legal Researcher, Mediation & Negotiation Specialist, Legal Secretary, Legal Reporter, Legal Educator.
Social and Human Services: Public Administrator, Social Worker, Recreation Supervisor, Human Rights Officer, Community Affairs Liaison.
Following is a sampling of the wide variety of professional positions held by recent graduates of the communication studies program:
- Special Events Coordinator, Roc-away PR
- Public Affairs Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
- Instructor, Miami Dade College
- Portfolio Consultant, Lonsdale Advertising Agency, Nassau
- Community Coordinator, World Committee on Disability, Washington DC
- Public Affairs Specialist, Smithsonian Institute, Air and Space Museum