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Employers list communication skills as one of the most important attributes for job applicants.
Communication Studies students gain communication skills that apply to a wide range of careers, learning to navigate complex communication environments and craft meaningful messages in their personal relationships, professional environments, and the public at large.
Students pursuing a BA in Communication Studies also have the opportunity to apply for the combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program—completing coursework at an accelerated pace, saving time and money.
High-achieving first-year students can choose to complete the combined bachelor's + juris doctor (JD) program to earn a bachelor's degree and law degree in a total of six years.
Students who major in Communication Studies can organize their coursework around a range of different fields and industries. These short sequences of courses help you focus on topic areas that interest you. No matter which career track you choose, these courses will give you a flexible set of transferable skills, expose you to a variety of career options and prepare you for a changing work environment.
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of Communication Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation
Communication Studies graduates have held positions all over the country and around the world. They work at nonprofits, health care organizations, law firms, educational institutions, startups, corporations and more like:
Career opportunities for Communication Studies practitioners include (but are not limited to):
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