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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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
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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