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
Patrick Kinas
Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin alum's career moves from Big Blue to Minor League Baseball job
August 25, 2017, 11:30am
Patrick Kinas '92, the Voice of the Durham Bulls A childhood dream to the "Voice of the Bulls," Millikin University alumnus Patrick Kinas '92 has developed quite a career as a sports...
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Trevor Hooth
Career Center | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Learning the Ropes
June 27, 2017, 9:45am
Learning the Ropes For a while, Trevor Hooth, a senior communication major at Millikin University, thought he wanted to become a teacher, but one day, the Farmington, Conn., native was...
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Nancy Curtin
College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin communication professor discusses digital age
May 10, 2017, 10:15am
Face-to-face communication has taken a back seat due to the rise of social media. In today's digital age, social media plays an important role in many people's lives, but the old fashion...
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