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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Communication?"

Why Major in Communication?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to demonstrate all of the following:

  • Communication Studies focuses on the understanding, application and creation of messages.
  • The Communication Studies graduate will be well-prepared to succeed in personal and professional life due to their ability to analyze, critically apply, interpret, and critique key communication theories, and demonstrate proficiency in research methods/approaches and practical applications.
  • Graduates will have an appreciation of Communication Consultancy, Social Influence and Media, and/or Relational concentration areas.

Communication Program

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Professional and related occupations (Media and communications-related occupations)

Related Career Titles

Account CoordinatorGovernment Manager
Account ExecutiveGovernment Mediator
ActorGovernment Relations Specialist
Advertising Executive Group Facilitator
Alumni Relations Coordinator Human Resources Manager
Alumni Relations Director Intercultural Communications Specialist
Anchor Interpersonal Communicator
Announcer Investor Relations Practitioner
Arbitrator Investor Relations Specialist
Art BuyerLawyer
Broadcaster Market Analyst
Business Development Manager Market Research Manager
Civic Affairs RepresentativeMedia Buyer
Comedian Media Coordinator
Communication Consultant Media Director
Communications Specialist Media Planner
Community Affairs Coordinator Mediator
Community Liaison News Editor
Community Relations SpecialistPatient Advocate
Company SpokespersonPress Secretary
ConsultantProfessor/Educator
Consumer AdvocatePromotion Manager
Consumer Affairs SpecialistPromotional Campaign Manager
Copy Editor Public Information Officer
Corporate Communications DirectorPublicist
Corporate Communicator Recruiter
Corporate TrainerReporter
Correspondent Research Assistant
CriticSalesperson
Director of Corporate Special Events Director
Director of Development Speech Writer
Disc JockeyStaff Writer
Educational Affairs DirectorStory Editor
Employee Publications Specialist Teacher
Employee Training DirectorTechnical Writer
Event Coordinator Trainer
Film ProductionistVolunteer Coordinator
FundraiserWriter
Fundraising Director

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Mules4Hire
Creative Hot List
Communication Arts Network
Marketing Jobs
Opportunities in Public Affairs

Affiliated Organizations

The American Communication Association
Association for Business Communication
International Association of Business Communicators
International Association of Business Communicators (UCM)
International Speech Communication Association
Lambda Pi Eta (UCM)
National Communication Association
Phi Beta Lambda (UCM)
Phi Kappa Delta (UCM)
Students in Free Enterprise (UCM)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Communication: B.A. Degree

Disclaimer

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at careers@ucmo.edu and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Keira Mann
Career Development Coordinator