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

Millikin Big Blue Soup Dinner
Academic | Campus | Communication
Millikin class makes lasting impact on Big Blue Food Pantry
December 4, 2020, 1:30pm
MU students help raise funds for food pantry through grab-n-go soup dinner Sometimes understanding how to adapt to unique circumstances is the best learning outcome. That is how students...
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Millikin Students
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin Professor co-designs textbook on Workplace Conversations
November 16, 2020, 1:30pm
New Millikin course focuses on communication skills in a variety of situations Good communication in the workplace is essential when it comes to productivity, building trust among...
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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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