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What Can I Do with a Comm Studies Degree?

Our graduates go into a variety of fields, including: 

  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Broadcast and print journalism
  • Television and film production
  • Book publishing
  • Magazine editing and publishing
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Public affairs
  • Graduate work in law, journalism, business, and communication studies

For an idea of how our courses lead to careers please check out the Communication Studies degree "strength area" road map.

Advertising/PR/Marketing

[Market/Marketing Researcher, Copy Writer, Account Executive, Media Planner, Media Buyer, Publicity Manager, Community Relations Director, Public Relations Officer]

251: Understanding Media Industries

261: Views on the News: What Shapes our Media Content

281: Media Psychology

313: Behind the Digital Screen

316: Designing & Analyzing Social Media Feeds

317: Designing Persuasive Communication

326: American Magazines

327: Media Economics

347: Advertising & the New Media Environment

348: Media & the Body

362: Digital Media Foundations

365: Visual Culture & Visual Literacy

371: Media, Culture & Society

380: Persuasion, Communication & Campaigns

411: Mass Communication & Public Opinion

413: Environmental Communication

417: Marketing for Social Change

421: Media Law & Policy

454: Global Media Dynamics

461: Visuality & New Media

465: Health Communication & Health Behavior Change

472: Celebrity Influences

477: Media & Celebrity Culture

480: Strategic and Persuasive Communication

Journalism

Journalism

[Reporter, Editor, Blogger, Script Writer, News Service Researcher, Technical Writer, Proposal Coordinator]

251: Understanding Media Industries

261: Views on the News: What Shapes Our Media Content

325: Media & Globalization

326: American Magazines

328: Media & Democracy

329: Media & Political Behavior

350: Rise & Demise of Mass Culture

371: Media, Culture & Society

380: Persuasion, Communication & Campaigns

411: Mass Communication & Public Opinion

413: Environmental Communication

415: Communication, Identity & the Public Sphere

425: Media & Globalization

430: Media in U.S. History

431: Supreme Court News Coverage

432: Foreign News Coverage

435: News Media Ethics

439: Seminar in Journalist Performance

440: Global Iconic Events

444: Race, Representation & the Media

455: Global Visual Cultures

462: Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion & Personality

463: Communication & Political Representation

465: Health Communication & Health Behavior Change

467: Debating Politics & Science; Science, News, Public Opinion & Policy

468: Political Misinformation & Misperception

470: Minority Self-Representation in the Media

480: Strategic & Persuasive Communication

New/Social Media

[Social Marketing Officer, Social Media Marketer, Social Media Researcher, Digital Media, Producer, Content Strategist, Digital Media Designer, Online Community Manager, Online Analytics Researcher, Search Marketing Officer]

251: Understanding Media Industries

271: Communication Revolutions

312: Television in the Digital Age

313: Behind the Digital Screen

315: Critical Approaches to the Internet

316: Designing & Analyzing Social Media Feeds

334: Race, Gender, Sexuality & U.S. Culture in Video Games

347: Advertising & the New Media Environment

362: Digital Media Foundations

365: Visual Culture & Visual Literacy

410: Internet & Political Communication

418: Designing Web Research

422: Social Media & Politics

423: Computer Mediated Communication

424: Race, Gender & New Media

425: Internet, Society & the Law

445: Music & Mediated Identity

454: Global Media Dynamics

460: History of Technology & Modern Culture

461: Visuality & New Media

462: Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion & Personality

464: Social Consequences of Mobile Communication

466: Global Digital Politics

468: Political Misinformation & Misperception

469: Play & Technology

472: Celebrity Influences

477: Media & Celebrity Culture

Entertainment Industries

[Media Industry Executive, Producer, Business Manager, Talent Agent, Media Critic, Sports Media]

 251: Understanding Media Industries

281: Media Psychology

312: Television in the Digital Age

313: Behind the Digital Screen

325: Media & Globalization

327: Media Economics

334: Race, Gender, Sexuality & U.S. Culture in Video Games

335: History of U.S. Broadcasting

348: Media & the Body

350: Rise & Demise of Mass Culture

362: Digital Media Foundations

365: Visual Culture & Visual Literacy

371: Media, Culture & Society

375: Sports, Media & Culture

421: Media Law & Policy

430: Media in U.S. History

443: LA, Bombay, Hong Kong: Cultural Industries in Transition

445: Music & Mediated Identity

446: Reality & Television

454: Global Media Dynamics

455: Global Visual Cultures

456: Critical Issues in Television: The Post-Network Era

472: Celebrity Influences

475: Mass Media in the World

477: Media & Celebrity Culture

Global Media

[Media Industry Executive, Media Business, International Account Management, Diplomat]

 251: Understanding Media Industries

271: Communication Revolutions

310: Representation of Black Life & Culture in Global Perspective

325: Media & Globalization

371: Media, Culture & Society

375: Sports, Media & Culture

424: Race, Gender & New Media

432: Foreign News Coverage

440: Global Iconic Events

443: LA, Bombay, Hong Kong: Cultural Industries in Transition

447: Women & Islam: The Politics of Representation

454: Global Media Dynamics

455: Global Visual Cultures

464: Social Consequences of Mobile Communication

466: Global Digital Politics

Media Psychology

[Health Campaign Coordinator, Healthcare Advocate, Grants Writer, Public Affairs Officer, Research Analyst, Social Work, Counseling, Communication Statistician, Graduate School]

261: Views on the News: What Shapes Our Media Content

281: Media Psychology

317: Designing Persuasive Communication

318: Media & Violence

329: Media & Political Behavior

348: Media and the Body

371: Media, Culture & Society

375: Sports, Media & Culture

380: Persuasion, Communication & Campaigns

413: Environmental Communication

415: Communication, Identity & the Public Sphere

417: Marketing for Social Change

424: Race, Gender & New Media

429: Sexual Identities & Media

462: Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion & Personality

464: Social Consequences of Mobile Communication

465: Health Communication & Health Behavior Change

482: Children & the Media

483: Media & Intergroup Conflict

Media Law and Public Policy

[Pre-law, Legal Researcher, Legal Reporter, Policy Analyst, Community Organizer, Activist, Government Relations Officer, Lobbyist]

251: Understanding Media Industries

261: Views on the News: What Shapes our Media Content

328: Media & Democracy

335: History of U.S. Broadcasting

350: Rise & Demise of Mass Culture

411: Mass Communication & Public Opinion

413: Environmental Communication

415: Communication, Identity & the Public Sphere

421: Media Law and Policy

425: Internet, Society and the Law

428: Gender, Media and the Law

429: Sexual Identities & Media

431: Supreme Court New Coverage

435: News Media Ethics

444: Race, Representation & the Media

426: Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion & Personality

466: Global Digital Politics

467: Debating Politics & Science; Science, News, Public Opinion & Policy

Identity and Culture

[Specialized work in advertising, media industries, entertainment industries, Diversity Consultant; Education; Community Organizer; Graduate School]

261: Views on the News: What Shapes our Media Content

281: Media Psychology

310: Representation of Black Life & Culture in Global Perspective

326: American Magazines

334: Race, Gender, Sexuality & U.S. Culture in Video Games

348: Media & the Body

350: Rise & Demise of Mass Culture

365: Visual Culture & Visual Literacy

371: Media, Culture & Society

375: Sports, Media & Culture

415: Communication, Identity & the Public Sphere

424: Race, Gender, and New Media

426: Gender and the Media

428: Gender, Media & the Law

429: Sexual Identities & Media

444: Race, Representation & the Media

445: Music & Mediated Identity

447: Women & Islam: The Politics of Representation

454: Global Media Dynamics

457: Citizenship After Television

462: Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion & Personality

465: Health Communication & Health Behavior Change

470: Minority Self-Representation in the Media

472: Celebrity Influences

477: Media & Celebrity Culture

483: Media & Intergroup Conflict

486: Afro-Asian Popular Culture

487: African Americans in Popular Culture

Politics and Government

[Marketing Researcher, Lobbyist, Corporate Public Affairs Specialist, Public Opinion Researcher, Political Communication Strategist, Public Information Officer, Legislative Assistant, Research Analyst, Campaign Director, Communication Statistician, Government Relations Officer, Press Secretary, Graduate School]

 261: Views on the News: What Shapes Our Media Content

281: Media Psychology

328: Media & Democracy

329: Media & Political Behavior

350: Rise & Demise of Mass Culture

380: Persuasion, Communication & Campaigns

410: Internet & Political Communication

411: Mass Communication & Public Opinion

413: Environmental Communication

415: Communication, Identity & the Public Sphere

417: Marketing for Social Change

421: Media Law & Policy

422: Social Media & Politics

425: Internet, Society & the Law

428: Gender, Media & the Law

430: Media in U.S. History

431: Supreme Court News

447: Women & Islam: The Politics of Representation

457: Citizenship After Television

462: Feeling Political? Affect, Emotion & Personality

463: Communication & Political Representation

466: Global Digital Policy

467: Debating Politics & Science: Science, News, Public Opinion & Policy

468: Political Misinformation & Misperception