Communication Studies

Learn how to tune yourself to the important relationship building that happens through our interactions with others. Navigate a variety of personal, social, professional, and public situations gracefully and with success.

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What Employers Seek

Communication Studies is a leadership development major. Whether as the sole major or a second major, studying communication makes you ready for employment. In fact, both the National Association of Colleges and Employers  and the American Association of Colleges and Universities have reported that employers put a higher premium on communication skills than even a job candidate’s major field of study.  

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

  • Event planning
  • Nonprofit management
  • Sales
  • Ministry
  • Academia
  • Higher education student affairs work
  • Various management and marketing-related positions

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Becoming A Front Runner

A major to develop leadership

Communication Studies is seen as a leadership development major at BVU. When students major in communication, they learn how to tune in to crucial relationship building that happens through our interactions with others, and are able to navigate a variety of personal, social, professional, and public situations gracefully and with success. Whether as the sole major or a second major, studying communication prepares students for nearly any form of employment in ways no other subject can.

Internships

  • Mary J. Blige Center for Women
  •  Henry Doorly Zoo
  •  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland
  •  Iowa Speedway
  •  Easter Seals of Iowa

Careers

  •  South Dakota Magazine
  •  Boys & Girls Club
  •  American Heart Association
  •  Meredith Publishing
  •  Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Graduate School

  •  Northwestern University
  •  DePaul University
  •  University of Illinois
  •  Drake University
  •  Bethel University
Major in Communication Studies (36 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Communication Studies (21 Credit Hours)
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Major in Communication Studies & Theatre with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (30 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Communication Studies & Theatre with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (24 Credit Hours)
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Faculty

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Ms. Mary Donato
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
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Dr. Mary Gill
Professor of Communication Studies
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Dr. Bryan Kampbell
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
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Mr. Brian Pattie
Instructor of Communications
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