What Can I Do With a Major In Communication Studies?
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 2021 Career Outcomes for Communication Studies*
** Includes Self-Employed
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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Communication Studies majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|3PRO||Business Development Representative||Aerotek||Recruiter||Albany Molecular Research Inc.||Recruitment Coordinator||Atlanta Gladiators Professional Hockey Club||Social Media Coordinator||Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc.||Event Operations Apprentice||Atlanta Sport and Social Club||Sports Leagues Coordinator||Atlas Consulting Group, Inc.||Sales Management||B&R Industrial Automation||Marketing Specialist||Beacon Hill Staffing Group||Account Executive||Beasley Media Group||Account Executive||Booster Enterprises||Sales||Boys and Girls Clubs of Athens||Marketing Intern||BrandMuscle||Client Success Intern||Catoosa County Economic Development Authority||Economic Development Authority Intern||Cherokee Tribune||Sports Editor||Chi Omega Fraternity||National Leadership Consultant||Children's Boutique||Communications Director||CK Agency||Marketing and Communications Specialist||Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program||Intern||Couture Diamond||Marketing and Operations Manager||Cox Communications||Project Management Specialist||Cross Roads||Family Pastor||DecisionLink||Customer Value Consultant||Emory University||Digital Content/Communications Intern||Epsilon||Content Strategist||Extra Special People, Inc.||Communications Staff||GEICO||Leadership Development Program||GEICO||Management Development Program||Generation Next||Clinical Assistant||Georgia Lottery Corporation||Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator||Georgia Lottery Corporation||Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator||Georgia Military College||Academic Success Coach||Georgia State Senate||Legislative Assistant||Grace Athens||Content Curator||Green Olive Media, LLC||Account Coordinator||Guayakí Yerba Mate||Brand Ambassador||Herc Rentals||Pro Sales Associate||Higginbotham||Life Insurance and Disability Producer||Horizon Media||Assistant Planner, Social Media||Jet Noire||Public Relations Social Intern||Kindercore Vinyl||Press Operator||Kindercore Vinyl||QC Operator||King Street Hospitality Group||Event Manager||Lavender Pest Control||Marketing Consultant||Little Prodigies Child Development Center||Lead Preschool Teacher||LJC Business Partners||Account Manager||Marsh||Account Coordinator||Maxim Healthcare||Recruiter||N3||Business Development Representative||Northern Crain Realty||Business Development Manager||Optomi Professional Services||Technical Recruiter||Optomi Professional Services||Technical Recruiter||Optomi Professional Services||Technical Recruiter||OTR Capital||Account Coordinator||OTR Capital||Business Development Representative||Planview, Inc.||Sales Development Representative||Plywood People||Special Events Intern||Publix||Certified Pharmacy Technician||Roper Pump Company||Buyer||Seller Labs||Marketing Community Coordinator||Semex||Management Trainee||Soliant||Account Executive||Soliant||Account Executive - Nurses Division||Susan Becher & Associates||Public Relations Assistant||Tantrum Brewing Company||Sales Representative||The Bodrum Group LLC||Administrative Assistant||The NET Inc.||Project Manager||University of Georgia||First Year Intern||WarnerMedia||Senior Business Operation Manager||WinShape Camps||Staff Development Programming Intern||Zep Inc.||E-Commerce Customer Service Rep.|
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Communication Studies majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Adam State University||Not Specified||Arizona State University||Not Specified||Athens Technical College||Not Specified||ATP Flight School||Airline Career Pilot Program, Certificate||Campbell University||Law, JD||Georgia Military College- Fayetteville||Not Specified||Georgia State University||Law, JD||Johns Hopkins University||Master of Science in Counseling, MS||Northern Virigina Technical College||Not Specified||Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary||Divinity in Missiology, MDiv||University of Georgia||Public Administration, MPA||University of Georgia||Law, JD||University of Georgia||Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MA||University of Georgia||Kinesiology, MS||University of Georgia||Journalism, MA||University of Georgia||Public Administration, MPA||University of Georgia||Marketing Research, MMR||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||Not Specified||University of Miami||Law, JD|