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Communication Studies

What can I do with this major?

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Media & Public​​
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Promotions Assistant
  • Event Assistant
  • Public Communication Specialist
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Media Manager
  • Communication Coordinator
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Reporter

Health & Relational​​
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Life Coach
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Family Assessor
  • Community Relations
  • Patient Services Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Specialist
  • Development Assistant
  • Project Specialist/Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Behavioral Health Aid
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Event Coordinator

Corporate​​
  • Executive Assistant
  • Corporate Affairs Aid
  • Event Planner
  • Sales Representative
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Business Administrator
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Communications Associate



What is Communication Studies?


This Bachelor of Art degree focuses on the construction, delivery and interpretation of messages to create shared meaning. Communication studies program teaches how to be effective communicators across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. Besides the core curriculum and the major requirements, the degree includes coursework in adjacent academic disciplines, such as writing and the social sciences.
Emphasis Areas:

  • Corporate
  • Media & Public
  • Health & Relational



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Professional Organizations

Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Lambda Pi Eta: Communication Honor Society, (UHD)
  • American Marketing Association AMA, (UHD)
  • American Advertising Federation
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Science in Technical Communication)
  • Master of Arts in Rhetoric & Composition
  • Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Communication*
  • Master of Arts in Public Relations*
  • Master of Public Administration*
  • Juris Doctorate* (Law School)
  • Master of Education in Health Education*

Community Partnerships

Research local organizations offering internships/field experiences to students pursuing a Communications degree.

  • ACLU of Texas
  • Houston SPCA
  • Univision Radio
  • On the Mark Communications
  • Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
  • Allied-THA
  • The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD
  • Houston Dept of Health & Human Services
  • Houston Press, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • City of Pearland
  • Interfaith Ministries
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System.
  • City ofHouston
  • Spacetaker
  • Mercer Society
  • Houston Municipal Courts
  • Bering Omega
  • ESPN 97.5
  • The Women’s Home
  • Planned Parenthood
  • The Dēmos Center for the Public Sector
  • MD Anderson
  • JMG Magazine
  • The Black Sheep Agency
  • Harris Country OHSEM
  • COX Radio
  • Houston Public Library
  • E.L.I.T.E Girls Mentoring
  • Covenant House
  • KPRC TV2
  • The Point Group
  • Dialogue Institute of the Southwest

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