Why Communication Studies?

What is Communication Studies?

Communication Studies is the largest major in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Communication Studies discipline focuses on the theoretical, critical, and scientific study of how humans communicate with one another in all of its forms. Our undergraduate program provides students with an examination of communication theory, practices and processes in a variety of contexts, from interpersonal, group, organizational, public and electronically mediated communication.

What can I do with a degree in Communication Studies?

Communication Studies provides a general liberal arts education that is valued by many employers, and, like other liberal arts majors, it opens the door to a wide array of careers. Communication Studies majors pursue careers in areas such as public relations, marketing, personnel and media. This major is an excellent preparation for law school, and students can pursue graduate work in communication studies. Coupled with another social science major, Communication Studies provides extra capital for careers in areas such as social work, counseling, politics and management. The list below is not exhaustive of the areas that are available to you.

Sample Occupations

Publisher Patient Advocate Lobbyist
Corporate Comm. Rep. Media Buyer Consultant
Event Planner Promotions Specialist Public Relations Rep.
Director of PR Editor News Studio Operator
Real Estate Manager Executive Recruiter News Assistant
Marketing Manager Coordinator Sportscaster
Corporate Trainer Speech Writer News Reporter
Pharmaceutical Sales Public Health Officer Patient/Familiy Liason