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What Can I Do with a Major in Communication Studies?

Communication is the study of the process of using messages to generate and share meaning across a variety of different contexts, channels, and cultures. The Communication Studies major provides students with a strong core foundation in the study of communication, while also providing students advanced study in particular communication contexts.

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic

Local Job Statistics

According to Outlook Occupational Handbook, between 2012-2022 the average job growth for all Ohio occupations will be 8 percent, while the job overall job growth for occupations related to communication will be 9 percent. Given the broad nature of communication studies and the ability to apply this degree to a variety of different positions, graduates should have a variety of different job opportunities available to them, across several different industries.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Corporate Communication Director
  • Meeting and Event Planner
  • Public Relations Marketing Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

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