Communication, General Major

Communication, General Studies is a program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric.

Communication, General Studies majors and degree programs will cover courses in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Communication, General (use the College Search feature and enter  "communication” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Communication, General Studies?

A major/degree in this field can lead to several career options in the public and private sectors of industry as well as government and non-profit organizations.  Various sectors include communication consulting, social and digital media, public relations, marketing, and K-12 education.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Communication, General Studies:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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