Communications Degree

He Said, She Said

When God said, "Let there be light" he was clear and unambiguous, and there was only one possible outcome.  As soon as humans entered the picture communication got a lot more confusing and complex, and rarely has such perfect results.

That's why it's vital to have specialists who understand how and why human communication works, and how best to put its power to work.

Toward that end we've built two majors for you to choose from: Public Relations and Communication.

Both degrees give students a great foundation in the many faces of communication: interpersonal, small group, public, and more. Students then build on that foundation with one of the two specialties:

The Public Relations major prepares you for leadership roles in designing messages for organizations, corporations, political interests, and government agencies.  PR is for right for you if you want to put your communication skills into practice as a PR specialist, organizational or corporate media specialist, event planner, press secretary, political campaign organizer, as part of a non-profit organization, broadcast personality, or lots of other possibilities.  Email Professor Adamson to start a discussion on how PR might fit your career goals.

The Communication degree prepares you to join the ranks of communication specialists -- those who understand and can harness the power of the hows and whys of human communicatoin.  A Communication BA prepares you for diverse career opportunities in most any organization, corporation, or public service area: consulting, strategizing, marketing, and so forth.  A Communication BS degree gives you all of that plus allows you to specialize in research, and prepares you for graduate work.  Email Dr. Allen to see which Communication degree is right for you.

Public Relations BA

You might want to take this degree if you're interested in:

  • Broadcasting
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Corporate Media
  • Non-Profit Work
  • Political Campaigns
  • Event Planning
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Communications Science BA or BS

You might want to take this track if you're interested in:

  • Researching communication methods
  • Studying how communication works
  • Developing new theories and processes
  • Consulting with corporations
  • Attending Law School
  • Marketing
  • Graduate education in communication
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