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?
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.
Careers that often interest Communication majors include:
Foreign Service Officer
Human Resources Specialist
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Public Information Officer
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.
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For more information about the Communication major, visit the WFU Communication Department.