Why Study Communication Studies

As a Communication Studies graduate, you will leave IUPUI as an expert in one of the most sought-after professional skills among all employers!

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Become an invaluable professional among virtually every employer

The National Association of Colleges and Employers identifies communication as a core competency for a career-ready workforce, regardless of the specific profession college graduates pursue.

Majors in communication studies will develop a skill set aligned with the National Communication Association’s Learning Outcomes in Communication project.

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Graduates with a degree in Communication Studies will be able to:

  • Critically analyze messages
  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context
  • Apply skills and knowledge needed to collaborate with others
  • Use communication to embrace differences
  • Accomplish communication goals
  • Apply ethical communication principles and practices
  • Use communication to bring about positive change in relationships, families, workplaces, and communities
  • Conduct research related to communication

Communication Studies majors at IUPUI are among the most well-rounded, educated, and engaged students.  As a Communication Studies major, you will receive a broad-based liberal arts education designed to equip you for life and work in the 21st Century.

Students who graduate with a degree in Communication Studies have worked a variety of professions, including human resources administration, social media marketing, nonprofit management, and public relations.  Internships, research experience, and study abroad opportunities can make you stand out and begin the career that’s right for you.

For more information

If you are considering majoring or minoring in Communication Studies either as a new student or as a transfer student, please contact Mike Polites at mpolites@iupui.edu or call 317-278-7718.