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 2020 Career Outcomes for Communication Studies*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Communication Studies majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from 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.

Employer Position Title(s)
21st Mortgage Financial Counselor
Adorn Nashville Bridal Stylist
AFTM Lead Vocal Singer
Agency 850 Media Coordinator
Alexander White Agency Actress / Model
Amazon Senior Human Resources Assistant
Applied Software Marketing Coordinator
Arnold Hospitality Serta/Simmons Sales Coordinator
Atlanta Hawks Membership Associate
Autodesk Construction Solutions Business Development Representative
Avec Capital Support and Operations Coordinator
Balfour Residential Corporate Executive Administrative Assistant
Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Biomedical Technician
Blueboard Inc. Marketing Design Intern
Boston Consulting Group Administrative Assistant
CBRE Client Services Coordinator
Christian Campus Fellowship Graduate Assistant
Cool Air Mechanical Customer Service Representative
Crossroads Strategies Associate
eBay Global Marketing Coordinator
Emory University Research Specialist
Explore Charleston Media Relations Intern
Extra Special People, Inc. Executive Coordinator
FieldEdge Sales and Development Representative
Five Guys District Manager
Fungi Farms Assistant
Garber United Methodist Church Student Minister
Globe Life Family Heritage Field Director
Harbor Solar Energy Consultant
Homebridge Financial Services Corporate Campaign Coordinator
Huddle Inc Account Manager
Innovien Solutions Tech Recruiter
Jackson & Coker Medical Recruiter
Jackson EMC PR and Communications Intern
Jackson Physician Search Email Marketing Specialist
Keller Williams Realty Executive Assistant
Kids 'R' Kids Curriculum Coordinator and Social Media Manager
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Teacher Assistant
Meadows Health Wellness Fitness Coordinator
MoSocial Digital Marketing Intern
NCR Corporation Sales Learning Coordinator
Oracle Business Development Consultant
Peloton Sales Specialist
Philips Associate Account Manager
Picnic Basket Meal Market Project Manager
Pipeline Social Media Community Manager
Point 3 Basketball Intern
Sedgwick Claims Associate
Service Autopilot Sales Development Representative
State Farm Account Representative
The Buyer Group Executive Marketing Assistant
The Home Depot Lot Associate
USA Paralympics Track and Field Athlete
Vaughn Tile Accountant
Walt Disney Company Cast Member
Wealth Nation, LLC. Senior A & R Agent
Wilson Daniels Public Relations Specialist
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 2020 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 2020 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)
Belmont University Sports Administration, Master's
Brandman University Single Subject, Diploma/Certificate
Georgia Highlands College General Studies, AB
Georgia State University Law, JD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Genetic Counseling, Master's
Lincoln Memorial University Law, JD
NSPIRE Aviation Commercial Pilot Certification
Oklahoma State University Not Specified
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Business Administration, Master's
University of Georgia Film TV and Digital Media, Master's; Law, JD; Social Work, Master's; Unspecified, Bachelor's
University of Mississippi Law, JD
University of North Carolina- Charlotte Education, Master's
* denotes no responses received.