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Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires 36 credits in Communication courses with 18 of those credits being upper division. There are five track options including General Communication, Organizational & Strategic Communication, Leadership Communication, Media Studies, and Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts. Students pursuing a degree in Communi cation prepare themselves for a broad range of employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. An intern ship for advanced students with a 3.0 GPA is available in certain tracks. Internships are not available for students minoring in Communication. The General Communica tion track allows students to prepare for a career in communication with courses tailored to the individual student’s interests and career objectives.

The field of Communication is a fast-changing and fascinating field of study that makes for one of the most versatile college majors. The Communication major allows you to learn about all aspects of human communication. Communication majors learn about how people communicate with each other, how to communicate effectively interpersonally, on an organizational level, or via the mass media, what mass media messages mean and how they impact individuals and society and, in the process, they also build skills that can open the door to many rewarding career opportunities. Here are some examples:

Electron Electronic Media/Radio/Television

  • Director of Broadcasting
  • Producer
  • Market Researcher
  • Technical Writer
  • Web developer
  • Social Media Specialist

Journalism

  • Editor
  • News Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Newscaster
  • Anchorperson

Advertising

  • Advertising Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Media Planner
  • Creative Director
  • Media Buyer/Sales Representative

Public Relations

  • Publicist
  • Lobbyist
  • Account Executive
  • Corporate Public Affairs

Digital Film / Cinema

  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film Editor
  • Film Critic
  • Cinematographer
  • Video Production Specialist

Health Care

  • Health Educator/Communicator
  • Health Campaign Director
  • Health Communication Analyst
  • Medical Grant Writer
  • Hospital Director of Communication

Government / Politics

  • Political Campaign Director
  • Public Information Office Writer
  • Program Coordinator
  • Legislative Assistant

Business

  • Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Negotiator / Mediator
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Customer Service Representative

Law

  • Legal Researcher
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Reporter
  • Mediation & Negotiation Specialist

The communication major at UCCS studies many types of communication (oral,non-verbal, professional, intercultural, etc.). It explores the best way to make sure that the message is received and understood.

The Communication Department offers five areas of specialization, which we call tracks – General Communication, Digital Filmmaking and Media Arts, Media Studies, Organizational & Strategic Communication, and Leadership Communication.

A Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires 36 credit hours in Communication courses with 18 of those credits being upper division.

Yes. An internship is part of the curriculum for the Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts, Media Studies, Leadership Communication, and Organizational & Strategic Communication tracks.

Yes. The Communication Department offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study via the M.A. in Communication program. In the M.A. program, students are encouraged to develop expertise in Professional (Organizational) Communication, Media Studies, or advanced studies with an emphasis on students’ own area of interest. For more information visit the Graduate page

Colorado Statistics:

  • 2013 Annual median salary for Public Relations Specialists is $52,600; employment is expected to grow 20% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary for Marketing Managers is $128,500; employment is expected to grow 11% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary for Film/Video Editors is $38,000; employments is expected to grow 2% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary for Event/Conference Planner is $41,500; employment is expected to grow 11% by 2020.

For More Information

For more information contact UCCS Career Center (719) 255-3340