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 Constitution Day 2019
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Millikin Constitution Day event examines freedom of the press in the age of fake news
September 23, 2019, 11:45am
Constitution Day panel features members of local media The term "fake news" is something that has become widely used over the last four years and has generated many discussions about...
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Decatur Celebration Millikin Interns
Campus | Career Center | Center for Entrepreneurship
Planning the Celebration
July 31, 2019, 11:00am
Millikin students play vital role in Decatur Celebration preparations The Decatur Celebration is an exciting time in central Illinois when community members can engage in fun activities...
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Millikin Summer Undergraduate Research
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Why are health outcomes and relationships tied together?
July 22, 2019, 12:45pm
Millikin professor and student team up to test communication theory with Greek community Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult for students as they leave behind their...
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