UGA Specific Information for Communication Studies

Communication Studies is a branch of the liberal arts that seeks to develop skills in individual oral and written expression, critical thinking, group discussion, problem solving, and conceptualizing functions of communication. Communication Studies majors receive instruction in interpersonal and public communication, as well as acquire an understanding of both theory and application. The knowledge of application, theory, and research gained from a major in Communication Studies is a valuable foundation for any career. Graduates in Communication Studies can pursue careers in government agencies, courtrooms, political campaigns, social movements, personnel offices, organizational management, sales, corporate education, training, or public relations. This is also excellent preparation for law school, business school, or other professional and graduate training.

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Researching Careers: Regardless of the career that you desire to pursue, talking with professionals in that field is essential and can help validate your decisions. Use the Informational Interview guidelines in the UGA Career Guide to learn more about how to connect with individuals in your areas of interest.

Graduate School: If you are interested in going to graduate school, check out these graduate school prep resources on the UGA Career Center’s website

For additional graduate school help, meet with your Career Consultant at the UGA Career Center.

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
  • Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)

Employment Websites

Professional Associations/Resources

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Communication Studies Majors for the Class of 2017*

Duke University | Liberty University | Mercer University | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary | The Creative Circus | The University of Georgia | The University of Wisconsin - Madison | Virginia Commonwealth University


*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.