Communication is vital to all aspects of our personal and professional
lives. Whether you're interested in the business, government or
nonprofit sector, the Communication Studies major at UW-River Falls is an excellent choice to prepare you for a variety of professional careers. Our program
focuses on the communication skills most needed by the student preparing
for a career in law, education, business, health
services, international relations and more.
Highlights of the Communication Studies Major
- Flexible curriculum – there are four required core courses: interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion and a senior-level research-oriented seminar.
- Students have hands-on learning opportunities that include a student operated radio station and student newspaper.
- Internships are highly recommended and encouraged.
Skills and Learning Outcomes
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
- Understand a variety of communication tools and media channels as well as the most effective ways to disseminate information.
- Interpret and evaluate messages and their intended audiences.
- Appreciate the interrelationship between theory, research and practice.
- Understand and apply of ethical systems in communication.
- Develop a sound foundation upon which you may build and adapt to future technological and social change.
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the communications field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers
that graduates have found employment or internship opportunities with.
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