Through a combination of theory and application, this program is designed to help you develop strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills applicable in any career field. The Bachelor of Science in Communication curriculum emphasizes:
* Writing and speaking skills, group dynamics, team building, and resolving complex issues that arise in the workplace
* Planning and developing dynamic, interactive multimedia presentations and websites
* Understanding the effects of technology, government and industry regulation, and legal and ethical issues in communication
* Utilizing new media and software applications most frequently used in business, institutional, and home environments
This program is designed to prepare you to enter the fields of advertising, marketing, organizational communication, public relations, publishing, human resources, law, criminal justice, politics, public administration, ministry, social services, opinion and market research, fundraising, civil service, international business, and management. Career opportunities for technical writers who can understand and interpret complex information are expected to increase by up to 20 percent by 2016.
The technical communication emphasis is designed to help you develop competencies required to pursue immediate employment or create your own opportunities as a contractor or consultant.† A communications degree may also prepare you for careers in the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry—the fastest-growing industry in the economy with expected growth of 78 percent over the decade ending in 2016