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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Communication Studies

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Communication Studies?"

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:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge and application of communication theory;
  • Demonstrate ability to critique and apply various research methods and/or approaches;
  • Demonstrate preparedness for professional life and/or further academic study; and
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge through one of the three concentration areas of: 'communication consultancy' or 'social influence' or 'relational' context.

Related Career Titles

Account Coordinator Government Manager
Account Executive Government Mediator
Actor Government 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 Buyer Lawyer
Broadcaster Market Analyst
Business Development Manager Market Research Manager
Civic Affairs Representative Media Buyer
Comedian Media Coordinator
Communication Consultant Media Director
Communications Specialist Media Planner
Community Affairs Coordinator Mediator
Community Liaison News Editor
Community Relations Specialist Patient Advocate
Company Spokesperson Press Secretary
Consultant Professor/Educator
Consumer Advocate Promotion Manager
Consumer Affairs Specialist Promotional Campaign Manager
Copy Editor Public Information Officer
Corporate Communications Director Publicist
Corporate Communicator Recruiter
Corporate Trainer Reporter
Correspondent Research Assistant
Critic Salesperson
Director of Corporate Special Events Director
Director of Development Speech Writer
Disc Jockey Staff Writer
Educational Affairs Director Story Editor
Employee Publications Specialist Teacher
Employee Training Director Technical Writer
Event Coordinator Trainer
Film Productionist Volunteer Coordinator
Fundraiser Writer
Fundraising Director

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Creative Hot List
Communication Arts Network
Marketing Jobs
Best Colleges

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)
Pi Kappa Delta (UCM)
Students in Free Enterprise (UCM)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Communication Studies Major, B.S. Degree


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 and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator