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 Millikin University
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
New student-run venture WJMU Productions arrives on Millikin's campus
November 10, 2021, 2:15pm
"We want students to be prepared to compete for the best jobs and stories in that evolving field." To help students prepare for the evolving field of multimedia communication, Millikin...
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Sam Meister Millikin University
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Seriously Enthusiastic: Sam Meister
August 2, 2021, 12:30pm
"My teaching style is a mixture of seriousness about the subject matter with an enthusiasm for it that makes it fun." The following article comes from the Summer 2021 edition of Blue...
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Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
WJMU co-hosts win Golden Microphone Award
March 19, 2021, 12:30pm
Millikin radio station earns four national IBS nominations Millikin University student-run radio station 89.5 WJMU The Quad received a Golden Microphone Award at the 81st Annual...
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