Why Study Communication?

There are many reasons to consider a degree in communication, but we believe there are three distinct advantages to our program.

  • Flexibility and customization: We have a series of core classes and concentration requirements, but there is plenty of room in your schedule to take courses outside the department that cater to your specific areas of interest.
  • Practicality: The experience you gain through our class projects, courses, and internships will equip you to be an immediate contributor on the job. Employers love this; trust us.
  • Diversity: This is a diverse discipline featuring three distinct concentrations within the major. You can learn the skills of a communication generalist or a specialist—the choice is up to you. We have the courses and faculty to help with both options.

This list represents a sampling of the wide variety of jobs held by recent graduates of our program.

  • Production Assistant at 120 Sports, a web-based TV channel in Chicago 
  • Leadership Development Consultant at Pi Beta Phi National Sorority Organization 
  • Operations Manager at WGFA Radio 
  • Marketing Communications Coordinator at Runzheimer International 
  • Community Specialist at American Cancer Society 
  • Social Media Manager at Serta Company
Departmental News
Decaturian
Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin student newspaper wins four ICPA Awards
February 24, 2017, 11:30am
Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, won four awards at the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) annual convention, held Feb. 17-18 in Chicago.  The...
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Millikin Crossing Healthcare
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | College of Professional Studies
Millikin nursing graduates discuss public health campaigns
February 1, 2017, 2:15pm
To improve health behaviors and raise awareness about specific health problems in Macon County, Millikin University nursing and communication students teamed up with Crossing Healthcare in...
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Millikin Crossing Healthcare
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | College of Professional Studies
Millikin, Crossing Healthcare partner to improve health behaviors
December 21, 2016, 1:15pm
In an effort to raise awareness and improve health behaviors of its enrolled population, Crossing Healthcare in Decatur, Ill., reached out to nursing and communication students at Millikin...
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