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.

Employer Position Title(s)
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.
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*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 2021 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 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.

Graduate School Program(s)
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
* denotes no responses received.