Communication Studies students are prepared for employment and advancement in today's competitive workplace!
These are the top skills employer's are looking for in college graduates:
Verbal Communication Skills
Strong Work Ethic
Source: Job Outlook 2011, National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Communication Studies at Columbia College prepares students in all these areas and more. Our nationally recognized curriculum and faculty prepare students for personal, academic, and professional success as well as civic engagement in an innovative course of study rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Our students regularly present their research at regional and national conferences and have won numerous awards for their research.
Students can focus their studies in the following areas:
Communication Studies (B.A.)
- Communication Studies (Minor)
Corporate and Organizational Communication
Provides students with the necessary tools for careers in the corporate environment and human resource development with such courses such as Small Group Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Organizational Communication, and Health Communication and internships in local, regional, national and international corporations.
Prepares students for careers in government, politics, civic advocacy, and law with such courses as Persuasion, Advocacy, Political Communication in conjunction with internships in political organizations and local, state, and federal government.
Culture and Media Communication
This track prepares students interested in careers in media and critical analysis of media and culture with courses such as Media Production and Popular Culture as well as internships in local, regional, and national media outlets.
Leadership and Professional Communication (B.A.)
Health Communication (B.A.)
Communication Studies (Minor)
So you want a job? Here are few examples of what you can do with a B.A. in Communication Studies:
- Assistant Vice President TRICARE Compliance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Kathy Norton ‘07
- Deputy Media Lead, Dynamics Research Corporation contractor supporting the Office of Communications, Asst. Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Dana McCullough ‘08
- Vice President and General Manager WOLO-TV, Columbia ABC affiliate, Chris Bailey ‘08
- Admissions Counselor at Columbia College, Amanda Steele, '11
- Graduated with her M.A. in 2012 Communication Studies from UNC Charlotte, Morgan Smalls, '10
- Graduated with her Ph.D. in 2012 from Louisiana State University, Jade Huell ‘06
- Ph.D. Student, University of Illinois, Anita Mixon ‘09
Law Student, University of South Carolina, Donna Tillis ‘11
Here are some additional job options for college graduates with a degree in Communication Studies:
- Health Advocacy Organizations
- Health Management
- Public Information
- Mediation Specialist
- Speech Writing
- Fund Raising
- College Recruiting
- Human Resources Manager
- Political Campaign Direct
- Media Buyer
- Legislative Correspondent
- Communication Consultant