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

WJMU
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
WJMU nominated for three Golden Microphone National Awards
February 6, 2018, 2:15pm
Millikin radio station nominated for Best Podcast, Most Creative Show and Best Radio Drama Millikin University's student-run radio station 89.5 WJMU The Quad has been nominated as a...
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Millikin Organizational Communication
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Communication Planning
December 21, 2017, 10:30am
Millikin students help local organizations with communication needs Developing a communication plan can help an organization reach its target audience and raise awareness about a...
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Millikin Health Communication
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Effective Health Communication
November 17, 2017, 10:15am
Millikin students explore connection between health and communication The way we communicate about health plays a role in our experience of health, says Dr. Amy Delaney, assistant...
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