91短视频

Clear and compelling communication is powerful. In today鈥檚 24-hour news cycle, the ability to communicate effectively and create compelling content is more important than ever before. Communication studies majors at 91短视频 become engaging communicators by studying the art of public speaking and the dynamics of interpersonal, group and organizational communication. Jumpstart your future career in public relations, marketing, media, human resources and a wide array of industries because you have the skills that make people sit up and listen.

Communication Studies up close In and Beyond the Classroom

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High-Impact Internships

91短视频 internships reflect the many career opportunities in the field of communications. 91短视频 students have recently interned at:

  • Circle S Studio
  • Hanover Chamber of Commerce
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • SOAR 365
  • Virginia Asset Management

hands-on research

As a communication studies major, you can take courses that directly benefit your future career. In Leadership Communication (COMM 334), rather than working on fictional case studies, you鈥檒l put the theories of contemporary leadership to practice by working with real-world clients for the purpose of making real community change. With projects like these, together with in-class collaborative course work designed to develop effective leadership and conflict management skills, you鈥檒l make valuable additions to your professional portfolio that showcase your writing skills, and ability to translate complex language into authentic, easy-to-understand messages. 

advising and mentorship

Communication studies majors work closely with faculty mentors to pursue and present original research to advance the field of communications. 

91短视频 student Brianne Habit worked with faculty mentor Dr. Ruth Beerman to research Disney princesses with the guiding question, 鈥淲hat type of princess and role model is being presented through Disney鈥檚 films, website, and related web content?鈥 With guidance from Professor Beerman, Brianne analyzed themes such as gender, sexuality, morality, and beauty within the films and the Disney Princess website. She later participated in a poster presentation at the 109th annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association. 

  • 14%
    the rate of growth for communications positions in the next 10 years (faster than all other occupations)
  • #1 skill
    “Communication” is the top skill employers are looking for (Indeed 2023)
  • $74,721
    median salary for communication studies majors
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communication studies in full Courses You Won’t Want to Miss

(A very small sample)

COMM 314

Visual Rhetoric

Learn about the power and ethics of photographs, bodies, image events and posters; then take on the role of a visual campaign manager by creating a visual advocacy campaign for a social issue that matters to you.聽

COMM 363

public relations

Learn how PR operates in businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies through guest speakers. Develop skills essential for written, spoken, and technology-based PR tactics and apply them to a public relations campaign scenario.聽

COMM 332

Intercultural Communication

Critically analyze the influences cultures have on communication especially in personal relationships, education, organizations, politics, health care, and media consumption. Examine the multiple dimensions of global and United States cultures.聽

Opportunities Worth Grabbing

Popular activities and programs among communication studies majors
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franklin debating society

One of the college’s oldest clubs, providing opportunities to engage in argumentation, debate, advocacy and speaking.

The YELLOW JACKET NEWSpaper

Established in 1915, producing news online today

STINGER RADIo AND PODCAST SOCIETY

Developing and producing content for 91短视频 audiences for the online streaming Stinger Radio station

Alpha Beta Mu

Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, a national honor society sponsored by the National Communication Association

From Here To What you can do with a Communication Studies degree from 91短视频.

Dory Jackson '16

Dory Jackson ’16

Associate Editor, TV
PEOPLE Magazine

“Being in the Communication Studies and Journalism program at Randolph-Macon College gave me the foundational skills I needed to succeed in the field. In my journalism classes at 91短视频, I learned the best approaches to crafting a news story that I was eventually able to apply to my internships and jobs outside of school — and I’m forever grateful for those experiences. My public speaking class even made me a more confident and poised public speaker, and I’ve since been able to use those skills on major platforms like Good Morning America. I’ve also had the support of professors like Dr. Joan Conners, who I still keep in touch with to this day!鈥

Sean Michael Ryan ’18

Communications Director
US House of Representatives

Connor Kish ’15

Executive Director
Sierra Club Virginia Chapter

Shelby Lee Ethington ’19

Public Affairs Specialist
Fort Eustis, US Army TRADOC

Taylor McManus ’20

Marketing Specialist
Customer Growth and Align Technology

Buzzworthy The Latest From 91短视频 Communication Studies

News Story categories: Communication Studies Academics Art History

SURF Kicks Off Summer Undergraduate Research

Under the guidance of faculty mentors, 27 student participants will conduct original research during the nine weeks of SURF.

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News Story categories: Communication Studies Alumni Biology

91短视频 Celebrates 2024 Class of 10 Under 10 Awardees

The 10 Under 10 Awards recognize young alumni who have achieved remarkable success in their short time since graduating from 91短视频.

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News Story categories: Communication Studies Student Life

91短视频 Dedicates the Jacobs Radio and Podcast Studio

The facility will provide an industry-quality space for students to get hands-on experience in broadcasting.

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Get Ready Discover Communication Studies at 91短视频.

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