Topics of Study
In this program, you will focus on learning how to communicate ideas clearly. You will study mass communication, social and political communication, and how to communicate using speech and rhetoric. Studies include interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; and critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion. Other topics include written communication, media technology, and the effects of mass media. Later, you may specialize in such disciplines as newspaper, broadcast, video, or photojournalism.
- A certificate or an associate degree from a career-technical school or two-year college will qualify for support jobs in communication or related media jobs.
- A bachelor's degree may prepare individuals for work in many types of businesses such as journalism, radio and television, fund raising, law, publishing, politics, and management consultation.
- Advanced degrees will qualify for government, education, and social services work.
- Critic (Book/Theater)
- Public Relations Specialist
- Technical Writer