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The ability to communicate clearly, eloquently, and effectively has been the hallmark of an educated person since the beginning of recorded history. The study of communication explores the process of human interaction in interpersonal, intercultural, and political contexts. Through research and theory-building, communications majors seek to interpret how individuals use symbols to understand and act within their environment.

A bachelor's degree in communication offers flexibility in career options. Those hoping to enter the fields of human relations, business, communication management, public policy and administration, or the media would find a communications background especially helpful.

Career Opportunities

  • Account Executive
  • Announcer
  • Booking Agent
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Campaign Director
  • Columnist
  • Community Affairs
  • Consultant
  • Critic
  • Designer
  • Director of PR/Communication
  • Disc Jockey
  • Editor
  • Executive Producer
  • Film Editor
  • Foreign Service Agent
  • Fundraiser/Grant Writer
  • Graphics and Production
  • HR Specialist
  • Information Specialist
  • Literary Agent
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Trainee
  • Media Agent
  • Multi-Media Specialist
  • News Analyst
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Photojournalist
  • Press Secretary
  • Print or Broadcast News Rep
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Relations
  • Publicity Director
  • Reporter
  • Sales Representative
  • Speech Writer
  • Sports Director
  • Technical Writer

Related Skills

Hiring Institutions

  • Adoption and Childcare
  • Advertising Departments
  • Business Corporations
  • Churches
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Community Organizations
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Court Systems
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Labor
  • Education Institutions
  • Educational Periodicals
  • Federal Communication Commission
  • Federal Housing Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Foreign Service
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Labor Unions
  • Magazine Publishers
  • Market Research Firms
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Peace Corps
  • Personnel Departments
  • Recreation Departments
  • Veteran's Administration

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

University of Oklahoma Department of Communication
Centaur Communications
Paladin Staffing Solutions
Marshall Consultants, Inc.
Wireless Design Online
Communicators & Marketing JobLine