Art + Science

Communication is a broad field of study that helps students learn the art of connecting a message with a target audience. While writing the perfect press release is definitely an art form, we believe there's just as much science involved in creating effective, impactful communication pieces. A major or minor in communication will accommodate many different career goals and will give you the tools to combine the art and science of communication.

Develop depth in your skill set

Our program structure allows you to create functional expertise by focusing on one of three tracks within the major, or you could choose to position yourself a communications generalist and focus on a broad program of study. Either way, you can tailor your courses to your professional goals.

Practice and application

Performance learning is more than just a marketing slogan at Millikin. We require all of our students to complete a professional internship during their senior year. This allows you to partner with a professional mentor outside of the communication faculty so that you can really test your understanding of what you've learned and your ability to apply it in a professional work environment. We're confident that your skills will rise to the occasion.

Communication Careers

A strong liberal arts background and intensive work in all aspects of communication uniquely qualify graduates for a variety of positions. Graduates of our program have many career options.

  • human services
  • media
  • sales
  • counseling
  • training and development
  • public relations
  • business
  • publishing.

Recent graduates are now working for radio and TV stations, attending graduate school, planning media events, working in universities, organizing PR campaigns, trading commodities and much more. Recent Communication Alumni positions include: Production Assistant at 120 Sports, a web-based TV channel in Chicago; Leadership Development Consultant, Pi Beta Phi National Sorority Organization; Operations Manager at WGFA Radio; Marketing communications Coordinator at Runzheimer International; Community Specialist at American Cancer Society; and Social Media Manager, Serta Company.