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 2019 Career Outcomes for Communication Studies*
** Includes Self-Employed
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- Doctoral Program Guide
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- Praxis: Communication in Communities of Practice
- Public Programs
- Social Justice Exchange
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.
|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||LocumTenens.com||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|
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Communication Studies - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**
|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|