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

Faculty Profile: Nancy Curtin
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Passion and Potential
June 24, 2022, 11:00am
Faculty Profile: Nancy Curtin Across Millikin University’s campus, one of the widely known and loved professors is undoubtedly Dr. Nancy Curtin, professor and chair of the Communication...
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Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
WJMU earns IBS Golden Microphone National Award
April 1, 2022, 1:00pm
Millikin student-run radio station recognized at 82nd Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference Millikin University student-run radio station 89.5 WJMU The Quad was recognized at the...
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Pat Kinas Millikin University
Alumni & Friends | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin Alum serves as broadcaster for Olympic Games
February 3, 2022, 11:45am
Alumni Profile: Pat Kinas, Class of 1992 For many athletes, reaching the Olympics is a dream, the goal and pinnacle of their career. Patrick Kinas, Class of 1992, while a standout tennis...
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