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

Lane Caspar Millikin University
Academic | Campus | Career Center
MU With U: Lane Caspar '20
May 15, 2020, 2:30pm
How one moment changed everything for a Millikin student The world has been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, faculty and staff at Millikin University have...
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Caleb Kelch Millikin University
Academic | Campus | Career Center
Under the Radar: Millikin student creates music podcast and blog
May 4, 2020, 2:30pm
Millikin student keeps broadcast going during pandemic Caleb Kelch's desire for a career in radio has led to a passion project - launching a podcast and a blog. A junior music and...
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WJMU
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
WJMU wins IBS Golden Microphone Trophy
April 10, 2020, 1:45pm
Millikin student-run radio station receives record number of IBS nominations Millikin University student-run radio station 89.5 WJMU The Quad received a Golden Microphone Trophy at the...
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