Why Study Communication Studies?

Major/​Minor | Communication | CAS

Communication is vital to every career path and at UW-River Falls, our communication studies major will provide you with the skills most needed in the workplace. Diverse and versatile class offerings deliver both foundational skills and the most current technological and digital communication skills.


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My favorite course in communication studies was my senior seminar. Not many people get the opportunity to be assisted in the preparation to be hired upon graduation and create a 10-year career success plan to follow. The majority of my communication courses led up to this very point and incorporated all the course concepts into one execution plan on how to progress as the most successful communicators in our workforce.
Ryan Rademacher

Communication Studies

cas@uwrf.edu // 715-425-3777

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Successfully communicate through face-to-face and digital platforms.
  • Effectively collaborate with others and network across organizations.
  • Develop and apply leadership skills that translate to all career fields.
  • Cultivate persuasion abilities and learn to argue and defend your position.
  • Communicate ethically, through conflict, and both verbally and nonverbally.

Types of Courses

  • Communication and Leadership
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Family Communication
  • Freedom to Speak
  • Gender Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Small Group Communication
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Potential Careers

The broad nature of communication studies prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities in roles like:

  • Admissions Counselor, Educational Advisor or Title IX Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator, Analyst or Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager, Recruiter or Coordinator
  • Media/Social Media Consultant, Strategist, or Director
  • Public Relations or Community Affairs Advisor
  • Special Event Planner or Promoter

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