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

Ellen Davis
Alumni & Friends | Career Center | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin graduate named National Retail Federation Foundation President
March 14, 2018, 10:30am
Ellen Tolley Davis '00 promoted to President of NRF Foundation The National Retail Federation (NRF) has promoted Millikin University alumna and NRF Foundation Executive Director Ellen...
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WJMU
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
WJMU earns second IBS win in three years
March 13, 2018, 2:15pm
Millikin student-run radio station awarded IBS Golden Microphone Award for Best Podcast Millikin University's student-run radio station 89.5 WJMU The Quad won the Intercollegiate...
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Decaturian
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Decaturian captures three ICPA Awards
March 2, 2018, 9:30am
Millikin student-run newspaper awarded for Sports Column, Sports Story and Headline Writing Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, won three awards at the Illinois...
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