One of the most common questions students ask is, “What can I do with a Communication degree?” The honest answer is anything. Every field needs people who know how to communicate. However, there are certain fields that Communication majors typically enter. We’ve taken the most popular careers and designed suggested course work that will complement those careers. These suggestions are not required, but they can help you plan out your elective coursework.

 

Advertising/Public Relations

312 Advanced Public Speaking

316 Advanced Persuasion

322 Small Group Problem Solving

368 Propaganda and Social Control

372 Visual Rhetoric

442 Bargaining and Negotiation

472 Rhetoric of Popular Culture

478 Political Campaign Communication

 

Customer Service/Sales/Admissions

312 Advanced Public Speaking

314 Argumentation

318 Advanced Interpersonal Communication

322 Small Group Communication

326 Intercultural Communication

328 Nonverbal Communication

440 Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management

442 Bargaining and Negotiation

466 Ethics of Rhetoric

 

Corporate Communications (Management, Human Resources, Consulting)

316 Advanced Persuasion

318 Advanced Interpersonal Communication

322 Small Group Communication

324 Organizational Communication

326 Intercultural Communication

422 Small Group Communication and Research

426 Advanced Intercultural Communication

440 Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management

442 Bargaining and Negotiation

 

Event Planning

312 Advanced Public Speaking

316 Advanced Persuasion

318 Advanced Interpersonal Communication

322 Small Group Problem Solving

372 Visual Rhetoric

432 Gender and Communication

422 Small Group Communication and Research

472 Rhetoric of Popular Culture

 

Legal Arenas

(Law, Public Safety, Firefighting)

312 Advanced Public Speaking

314 Argumentation

316 Advanced Persuasion

368 Propaganda and Social Control

444 Third Parties in Dispute Resolution

454 Advanced Argumentation

466 Ethics of Rhetoric

476 Issues in Freedom of Speech

462/463 Revolutionaries and Reactionaries I/II

 

Public Advocacy (Non‐profit Advocacy, Health Communication)

312 Advanced Public Speaking

314 Advanced Argumentation

316 Advanced Persuasion

326 Intercultural Communication

372 Visual Rhetoric

437 Health Communication

462/463 Revolutionaries and Reactionaries I/II

426 Advanced Intercultural Communication

432 Gender Communication

 

(We also recommend that students interested in careers in the legal arena or in public advocacy participate in Forensics where credit can be earned in Comm 221 and 350)