Undergraduate Majors and Minors
Why choose a major in the Department of Communication?
- More time to explore your interests. The foundational courses are the same for all four majors, making it possible to switch between our programs without extending your graduation timeline.
- Our Introduction to COMM seminar. This course is designed to help you learn more about possible careers, meet others in your major, and navigate the program with your professional goals in mind.
- Hands-on learning. You'll have multiple opportunities to apply what you are learning through projects and community outreach.
- Built-in communities. There are student organizations affiliated with all four of our majors, helping you make connections with other students while gaining valuable experience.
- Required internship. We help you obtain professional experience and a stronger sense of your future career prior to graduation.
The agricultural communication major prepares students for careers in agricultural and scientific industries, agencies and operations that include scientific writing, agricultural promotion and consulting, and agricultural planning and assessment. Our graduates work as communication specialists for a variety of agribusinesses, representing livestock and grain associations, advocating for farm and ranching organizations, and writing for specialized trade publications.
The journalism major prepares students for careers in news reporting, media writing, broadcast writing, and broadcast production. Students are trained in both print and broadcast journalism, with a strong emphasis on cross-platform reporting and multi-media storytelling. Courses emphasize written and oral communication skills and prepare students to communicate in meaningful and effective ways with a variety of audiences.
The management communication major prepares students for careers in college admissions, corporate training, consulting, human resource administration, organizational communication, and project management. Students study various communication techniques necessary for success in the workplace, including organizational communication, risk and crisis communication, leadership communication, team-based communication, and conflict communication.
The strategic communication major prepares students for careers that include copy design and editing, client services, event planning, promotion, evaluation, publicity and media relations, creative design, professional business consulting, and corporate training. Students may choose from professional emphases in advertising or public relations.
Communication skills are the #1 skill sought by today's employers, helping set you apart as a job candidate and advance in your career. You can enhance almost any major with a minor in the Department of Communication. Our 21-credit minors can be tailored to your individual goals, with three core courses and a variety of professional specialization electives.
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