If you are a current or soon-to-be college student who is trying to choose a major, communications could be the degree for you. But what exactly do you learn as a communications major?
As a communications professional, Randy King has a particular focus on basketball blogging, radio production, and podcasting. In 2018 he graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor’s in communications. Read on to learn more about what you actually study in the program.
A communications program is designed to teach you a range of skills that will prepare you to enter the job market. You will develop your writing, speaking, leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal skills, and more. Some of the classes might include:
- Public speaking
- Mass communication
- Digital communications
- Research methods in communication
- Organizational communications
- Sports journalism
- Science writing
Plus, you will get to choose from a range of elective courses depending on what your interests are and your career goals. After you complete your program of studies, there is a whole range of career options available to you.
Some jobs you may go into include:
- Political speech writing
- Public relations
- Journalism or broadcaster
- Social network management
- Technical writing
- Translating and interpreting
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