Future in Communication Studies

Your Future in Communication Studies

Career Opportunities for Communication Studies Graduates

What can you do with a Communication Studies degree?

College graduates with degrees in Communication Studies have the knowledge and skills that employers need. When responding to a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook Survey, employers identified the ability to verbally communicate with others inside and outside the workplace, the ability to create formal written documents, and the ability to copyedit documents as among the top ten skills they seek when hiring new college graduates. Graduates who major in Communication Studies bring these desirable skills to the workplace. Communication Studies students build strong verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills, gain expertise in audience analysis and public speaking, and learn how to analyze and conduct research.

A degree in communication studies opens the door to a wide variety of opportunities. Communication graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Check out the National Communication Association’s profiles of people with Communication degrees who are now employed in a range of interesting positions. Here at UT-Tyler, Communication Studies graduates have gone onto work for themselves by starting their own company, for non-profits as their Communication Director, as the main contact at local hospitals, and so much more. Some have gone to graduate school here at UT-Tyler in Communication, while others have spread across the country to work towards their master's or PhD in interpersonal communication, rhetoric, political communication, organizational communication, or even communication and technology.


Advantages of a Communication Studies Degree


The knowledge, understanding, and skills that students acquire through coursework in communication studies will help them  become a valued asset in many contexts, such as within organizations, politics, families and personal relationships, multinational corporations, communities, and many other contexts. Communication studies graduates also understand that communication is a relational and collaborative force that constructs our social world. The ability to communicate is one of the most highly sought skills by employers, according to the NACE.


Our Communication Studies program embraces a deep commitment to ethical and civically productive communication; our instructors bring these values to their students via internships and coursework that reinforces the ethical imperative of good communication. Students emerge from our program with a commitment to using their education to make a difference in their communities, workplaces, personal relationships, and society.