Communication Studies graduates hold exciting jobs in broadcasting, corporate communications, non-profit organizations, social media marketing, media organizations, schools and universities, marketing and PR firms, event planning, fundraising and philanthropy, and political organizations/think tanks. Others go on to earn advanced degrees.

The faculty created the information in this PDF to guide you with the selection of courses for the course requirements for the major as well to help you identify potential careers related to the field of communication. In addition, you will find course options for possible second majors, minors, or certificates you could take to help you earn the required hours for your degree.

The requirements for the Communication Studies major usually choose one of six areas for their careers:

  • Communication and Organizational Life
  • Communication and Relationships
  • Communication and Health
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Intercultural and International Communication
  • Rhetoric and Public Advocacy

As you look through the PDF, read through the list of potential careers to identify which ones match not only your knowledge, skills, and abilities but also your interests, values, and work style. The list of potential careers for each area is by no means exhaustive but merely provides a starting point for your career exploration.

Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisor
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fair
Finding and Creating Internships
Interview Practice
Job Search and Resume Basics
Post-Graduation Placement Information and Statistics

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