Careers in Communication

Below are examples of the types of careers and workplaces available to students in the B.S. in Communication and the B.A. in Communication Studies. Students should visit the Career Services Center in the COAS office of Academic Advising for additional support. Schedule an appointment with a faculty member if you have specific questions about a particular field, internship and career opportunities.

Careers Opportunities for B.S. in Communication graduates

  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Art Directors
  • Columnist
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
  • Government Relations Specialist
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Marketing Researchers
  • Media Managers
  • Narrator
  • News Director
  • Photographer
  • Press Secretary
  • Producer-TV Film 
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publisher
  • Radio Announcer
  • Reporters and Correspondents
  • Script Writer
  • Spokesperson
  • Sports Reporter
  • Writer/Author

Typical Employers & Work Settings for B.S. in Communication graduates

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Film Agencies
  • Gaming Industry
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resources
  • Internet Companies
  • Literary Agencies
  • Magazine Companies
  • Marketing Firm Publications
  • Newspapers
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • Professional Journals
  • Promotions Departments
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio Stations
  • Recording Industries
  • Research Laboratories
  • Self-employed
  • Theaters

Careers Opportunities for B.A. in Communication Studies graduates

  • Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Career Service Associates
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Education Administrators
  • Fundraisers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Loan Officers
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers
  • Residential Advisors
  • Sales Agents
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Training and Development Specialists 

Typical Employers & Work Settings for B.A. in Communication Studies graduates

 

Graduates in the B.A in Communication Studies are equipped to pursue entry and/or supervisory positions in the public, private, non-profit, and governmental sectors in which critical thinking, research methods and effective communication skills are required. Communication Studies graduates often get jobs that involve solving communication problems, implementing communication training, managing the internal communication of organizations, and making professional presentations. Communication Studies graduates also often enter graduate programs in communication, law, or the social sciences.