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 Comm 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

  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Advanced Persuasion
  • Small Group Problem Solving
  • Propaganda and Social Control
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Bargaining and Negotiation
  • Rhetoric of Popular Culture
  • Political Campaign Communication

Customer Service/Sales/Admissions

  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Argumentation
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management
  • Bargaining and Negotiation
  • Ethics of Rhetoric

Corporate Communications

  • (Management, Human Resources, Consulting)
  • Advanced Persuasion
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Small Group Communication and Research
  • Advanced Intercultural Communication
  • Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management
  • Bargaining and Negotiation

Event Planning

  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Advanced Persuasion
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Problem Solving
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Gender and Communication
  • Small Group Communication and Research
  • Rhetoric of Popular Culture

Legal Arenas

  • (Law, Public Safety, Firefighting)
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Argumentation
  • Advanced Persuasion
  • Propaganda and Social Control
  • Third Parties in Dispute Resolution
  • Advanced Argumentation
  • Ethics of Rhetoric
  • Issues in Freedom of Speech
  • Revolutionaries and Reactionaries I/II

Public Advocacy

  • (Non‐profit Advocacy, Health Communication)
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Advanced Argumentation
  • Advanced Persuasion
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Health Communication
  • Revolutionaries and Reactionaries I/II
  • Advanced Intercultural Communication
  • Gender Communication