Why Study Communication?

There are many reasons to consider a degree in communication, but we believe there are three distinct advantages to our program.

  • Flexibility and customization: We have a series of core classes and concentration requirements, but there is plenty of room in your schedule to take courses outside the department that cater to your specific areas of interest.
  • Practicality: The experience you gain through our class projects, courses, and internships will equip you to be an immediate contributor on the job. Employers love this; trust us.
  • Diversity: This is a diverse discipline featuring three distinct concentrations within the major. You can learn the skills of a communication generalist or a specialist—the choice is up to you. We have the courses and faculty to help with both options.

This list represents a sampling of the wide variety of jobs held by recent graduates of our program.

  • Production Assistant at 120 Sports, a web-based TV channel in Chicago 
  • Leadership Development Consultant at Pi Beta Phi National Sorority Organization 
  • Operations Manager at WGFA Radio 
  • Marketing Communications Coordinator at Runzheimer International 
  • Community Specialist at American Cancer Society 
  • Social Media Manager at Serta Company
Departmental News
Nancy Curtin
College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin communication professor discusses digital age
May 10, 2017, 10:15am
Face-to-face communication has taken a back seat due to the rise of social media. In today's digital age, social media plays an important role in many people's lives, but the old fashion...
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WJMU
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
WJMU recognized at 77th Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference
March 31, 2017, 1:30pm
Millikin University's student-run radio station 89.5 WJMU "The Quad" was recognized at the 77th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference held March 3-5 in New...
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Decaturian
Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin student newspaper wins four ICPA Awards
February 24, 2017, 11:30am
Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, won four awards at the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) annual convention, held Feb. 17-18 in Chicago.  The...
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