Communication professionals use effective writing, speaking and mass media in order to inform, persuade and interact with individuals or groups. The fields of advertising, broadcasting (radio and television), journalism, public relations and speech are all communication professions. Understanding and using contemporary media is essential to this area of study.
Why Communication is in Demand:
- According to CareerBuilder.com, communication and journalism are among the top majors most in demand today.
- A 2013 Salary Survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that the average starting salary for communication majors is on the rise – up nearly 4% from the previous year – at $45,327 for 2013 college graduates.
- Whether you want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a journalist, an advertising executive or something else entirely – strong written and verbal communication skills are assets in every career path.
- Critical readership, curiosity and leadership will always be in demand.
Is it for me?
- Intrigued by evolving technology?
- Aware of news, current events and popular culture?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Communication
The Department of Communication at The University of Scranton was the best part of my experience at the University. The faculty and staff always found ways to make themselves available for guidance. The faculty inspired me to further my education so I can eventually teach communication at the collegiate level.
-Kaitlyn Falzone, Class of 2013
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Where will Communication take me?
Students enter the workplace armed with practical skills and experience. Here are some examples of jobs depending on your interests:
- Archdiocese of New York
- Bayer Healthcare
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- PA House of Representatives
- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- United Nations
Top Graduate Schools:
Just a few of the prestigious graduate schools that have admitted recent communication graduates:
- New York Law School
- Liberty University
- University of Hawaii
Recent Scranton graduates have landed jobs in a wide range of companies including:
- Ameriprise Financial
- Gray Advertising
- Golf Magazine
- Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
- The Scranton Times-Tribune
- WNEP-TV (ABC affiliate)
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
Communication courses, especially the Senior Seminar, provide students with professional-level projects they can include in their career portfolios. Demonstrating outstanding work enables students to stand out in job interviews.
In addition, dedicated faculty members truly get to know their students. They enthusiastically provide grad school recommendations or job references with specific and compelling information to boast students’ prospects.