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Communication

1. What is the Communication major?
2. What careers interest students in this major?
3. What skills are developed within this major?
4. What Communication resources are available?
5. Where have Wake Forest graduates landed jobs with this major?
6. Where can I get more information about the Communication major?

1. What is the Communication major?

Communication as an academic field relates to all the ways we communicate, so it embraces a large body of knowledge. The information relates to both verbal and nonverbal messages. A body of scholarship all about communication is presented and explained in textbooks, electronic publications, and academic journals. In the journals, researchers report the results of studies that are the basis for an ever-expanding understanding of how we all communicate.

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest pursues the theoretical, critical, and scientific study of human communication in all its forms. In pursuit of that overall goal it advances three areas of concentration: communication science, rhetorical studies, and media and film studies.

2. What careers interest students in this major?

Careers that often interest Communication majors include:

Account Executive
Advertising Director
Copywriter
Consultant
Editor
Educator
Event Planner
Executive Trainer/Coach
Foreign Service Officer
Human Resources Specialist
Journalist
Lobbyist
Marketing Coordinator
Media Specialist
Missionary
Museum Director
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Political Consultant
Production Assistant
Public Information Officer

3. What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major include: Excellent writing and speaking skills; Critical thinking; Communication/teaching skills; Assessing needs; Using humor; Answering questions, providing information; Active listening; Developing rapport and trust; Teaching; Training; and coaching.

4. What Communication resources are available?

National Communication Association
International Communication Association
American Communication Association

5. Where have Wake Forest graduates landed jobs with this major?

Click here to see where Communication majors have landed jobs after graduation.

6. Where can I get more information about the Communication major?

For more information about the Communication major, visit the WFU Communication Department.