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 2019 Career Outcomes for Communication Studies*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Graduate School: If you are interested in going to graduate school, check out these Getting Into Graduate School resources on the UGA Career Center’s website. For additional graduate school help, meet with your Career Consultant at the UGA Career Center.

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 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)
5Church Atlanta Sales and Events Manager
AILLEA Sales Associate
ALX Community Intern
Asbury Automotive Group Social Media Specialist
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Administrative Associate
Atlanta New Homes Directory Digital Media Specialist
BHLDN Bridal Consultant
Boise Gear Collective Sales Representative
Brooksource Technical Recruiter
Cargo Barn Inside Sales Representative
Chick-fil-A Human Resources Assistant, Manager
Children's National Health System Development Coordinator
Collabera Associate Account Manager
Conisus Program Coordinator
Consume Media Digital Marketing Manager
Custard Insurance Adjusters Accounts Receivable Specialist
Deputy Sales Development Representative
Discovery, Inc. Sales Assistant
Docebo Enterprise Learning Consultant
Ernst & Young Recruiting Coordinator
FieldEdge Sales Development Representative
Floor & Decor Internal Communications Specialist
GEICO Insurance Agent, Management Development Program
Georgetown University Development Associate - Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgia Regional Hospital Forensic Services Technician
Georgia Theatre Not Specified
Guardian Sales Representative
Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps Full Time Tutor
HCA Healthcare Medical Office Specialist
Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. Marketing Assistant
Honda Sales Consultant
Hunton Andrews Kurth Legal Support Assistant
Imagine Media Consulting Account Apprentice
IMG College Video Production Intern
Insight Global Business Operations, Invoicing Specialist, Onboarding Specialist, Payroll Specialist
Invesco Marketing Analyst
Jackson Physician Search Research Consultant
JLL Property Specialist
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Realtor
Keypoint Alliance Student Development Specialist
Ladies Professional Golf Association Professional Golfer
Live Nation Entertainment Operations Assistant Recruiting Account Representative
LUCKIE Project Coordinator
Manor Vail Lodge Resort Management
Meltwater Client Success Strategist
Metal , Petal Design Assistant
MetLife Sales Representative
MLB Advanced Media Associate Reporter
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Legal Assistant
Novelis Account Management Specialist
Open Hand Donor Relations Assistant
OutSystems Recruiting Coordinator
Professional Sports Publication of Atlanta Inside Sales Representative
Publicis Media Associate Media Planner
PureRED Account Executive
Reading Assist Institute Reading Interventionist
Reliance Standard Insurance Pre-Sales Specialist
RR Donnelley Enterprise Sales Associates
See.Spark.Go Copywriter
Silgan Closures HR Administrator
Silver & Archibald Disability Law Firm File Clerk
Starbucks Shift Supervisor
Synovus Lead Relationship Banker
Tech USA Professional Recruiter
TEKsystems Technical Recruiter
Texas Forestry Association Arborist
The Hershey Company Retail Sales Representative
The Home Depot Merchandise Planner Analyst
The Listening Room Hostess
TradeMast Software Development Manager
Ulta Clinique Consultant
United Distributors Promotional Model
University of Georgia Referral Coordinator
University of Georgia Wesley Foundation Youth Intern
University of Vermont Student Success Advisor & International Liaison
University of Virginia Assistant Director of Alumni Events
War Room Strategies Special Projects and Operations Manager
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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 2019 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 School Program(s)
Baylor University Law, JD
Georgia College & State University Secondary Teacher Education, MAT
Johns Hopkins University Biotechnology, MS
Mercer University Law, JD
Middle Georgia State University Program Not Specified, Degree Not Specified
Purdue University Global Psychology, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Communication Studies, MA; Law, JD; Mass Communication and Journalism (Emerging Media), MA; Public Administration, MPA
University of Missouri Education (Positive Coaching), MEd
University of Tennessee Information Sciences, MSIS
Valdosta State University Library and Information Science, MLIS
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Curriculum and Instruction, Degree Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.