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Communication Studies
Communication Studies

Gain communication skills applicable to a wide range of careers and positions. Employers list communication skills as one of the most important attributes for job applicants.

Communication Studies students engage with communication theories to analyze the spoken and unspoken implications of communicative styles. Students learn how best to navigate large complex communication environments, parse relevant data and craft meaningful messages in their close personal relationships, around professional offices, and to the public at large.

Communication Studies BA | Communication Studies Minor

Career Outcomes


of 2017 Communication Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education, or not seeking employment 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 insitutions, startups, corporations and more like:

  • Addison Group
  • Building Tomorrow
  • Presence Health
  • Facets Multi-Media
  • Adelman & Gettleman Ltd
  • Chicago Bears
  • Mission Propelle
  • Murray State University
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Heartland Alliance
  • RadioMD
  • Headspace Inc.
  • Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • National-Louis University
  • Softchoice
  • Scripps College
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • PrizeLogic
  • Gordon Food Service

Career opportunities for Communication Studies practitioners include (but are not limited to):

  • Management Consultant
  • Broadcast Producer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Business Development Coordinator
  • Marketing Lead
  • Buyer
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Communication Analyst
  • Morning Show Co-Host
  • Communication Coach
  • Communication Specialist
  • Non-profit Program Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Corporate Communications Coordinator
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Production Assistant
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Project Manager
  • Editor
  • Recruiter (HR)
  • Event Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Higher Education Admissions Officer
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Supply Chain Project Manager
  • Information Coordinator

If you require more information including help with jobs and internships, networking, career advice and more, please visit DePaul’s Career Center.