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

The Nick Drive
Alumni & Friends | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
The Nick Fund: Officially endowed at Millikin University
July 25, 2018, 1:15pm
Recent gift moves Nick Fund to official endowed fund status within Millikin Millikin University student Sophia Schwalbach was only four years old when her brother, Nick, tragically...
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Millikin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Exploring Healthcare Decision-Making
June 29, 2018, 10:00am
Millikin professor and student team up to research decision-making process among pregnant women Millikin University's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program pairs a student with...
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Millikin Campaign Course
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Persuasion, Campaigns and Performance
June 1, 2018, 9:30am
Millikin students work with local organization to develop community awareness campaign Developing persuasive messages to change people's behavior can be a challenging task. It can also...
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