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About the Communication Major

Communication is a diverse discipline and offers a variety of training to prepare students for their careers. Students are able to focus on technical skills along with theoretically geared courses to develop a comprehensive portfolio to market themselves to industry. Students are encouraged to personalize their curricular choices to help meet professional/personal goals. For example, students often take elective courses that are outside of their specific emphasis to develop additional skills to be able to access different careers.

The Department of Communication offers a B.A. or B.S. in Communication with four emphases: Strategic Communication (public relations, advertising, integrated marketing); Journalism (digital, broadcast, print); Communication Studies; or Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication. Regardless of your emphasis, a major in communication will provide you with knowledge on ethical communication, persuasion,social influence and social responsibility. Paired with improved skills in writing and speaking, you will be highly competitive in the job market.

Many students also look at the Communication Department to complement another major. Business, Sociology, Economics, and even Music majors often find a home in the Communication Department. These students look to supplement their education with a degree in Communication, leaving the U of U with a more complete set of skills.

Last Updated: 6/15/22