UGA Specific Information for Communication Studies

Communication is the human infrastructure of everyday personal, public and political life. By embracing both social scientific and humanistic approaches to communication, our undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with the knowledge to understand and the skills to enrich human interaction in these different contexts. Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum offers particular strength in the theory and practice of interpersonal communication, health communication, political rhetoric, and public culture. 

Applied and theoretic knowledge of communication processes are the most valuable foundations for any career. Graduates in Communication Studies pursue a wide variety of career options. Some of the most popular post-graduate careers include personnel management, organizational administration, sales, corporate education and training, and public relations in private or public sector organizations. A major in Communication Studies is also excellent preparation for law school, business school, or other professional and graduate training.

Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Communication Studies*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Communication Studies majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Accenture Consulting Analyst
ADP Associate District Manager
Anisa International, Inc. Associate Account Manager
Asian American Hotel Owners Association Marketing Coordinator
Barracuda Sales Renewals Representative
BBQGuys Pro Member Partner
Booster Program Leader
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Field Recruiter
Bridgeway Lending Partners LLC Loan Processor
Brightpaths Family Support Specialist
CADY Digital Production Specialist
Change Healthcare Accelerated Development Program (ADP) Associate
Cherokee Office of Economic Development Program and Events Coordinator
Common Desk Community Manager
Core Spaces Leasing and Marketing Manager
Cox Communications Internal Consultant
Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) Intern
EHDH Law Paralegal
Emory University Program Coordinator at the School of Medicine
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Manager Trainee
Ettain Group Technical Recruiter
EY Campus Recruiting Coordinator
FAST Enterprises, LLC Campus Recruiter
Georgia General Assembly Communications Associate
Home-Grown Industries of Ga, Inc. Brand Development Intern
Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist
Jackson Healthcare Recruiter
Joe Gibbs Racing Pit Crew
Journey Church Student Pastor
LMA Designs Sales and Event Coordinator
Mark Spain Real Estate Talent Acquisition Specialist
Mint Talent Group Agent Associate
Northeast Sales Sales Account Manager
On Trend Creative Studio Brand/Marketing Manager
Phaxis Associate Technology
Porsche Financial Services Remarketing Advisor
Rational 360 Digital Associate Data Entry Clerk College Football Editor
SCI Talent Acquisition Technical Recruiter
TEGNA Producer in Residence at 10 Tampa Bay
The Atlanta Braves Partnership Services Trainee
The Brand Amp Public Relations Coordinator
The LaGrange Daily News Sports Reporter
Townsquare Interactive Digital Marketing Specialist
Tribe, Inc. Studio Designer
United Entertainment Group Client Management Intern
US Army Soldier
US Army Active Duty Infantry Officer
Van Laar Esthetics Personal Assistant
William Morris Endeavor Music Agent
Young Life Staff Associate
* denotes no responses received.

*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 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.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Communication Studies majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
East Carolina University Recreation and Park Management, Not Specified
Florida State University Marketing & Management, Not Specified
George Washington University Law; Public Interest, JD
Georgetown University Law, JD
Kanakuk Institute Not Specified
Mercer University Not Specified
Regent's University London Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, MA
Samford University Education, MSE
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Social Studies Education, MAT
University of Georgia Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.