Academic Spotlight: Communication

An increasingly popular option at PUC is communication. The program includes three emphases to choose between, as well as a handful of minors.

The department of communication at PUC offers instruction in a variety of communication skills and principles that apply to mass media, public speaking, small group, and interpersonal settings. Students are taught how to apply their knowledge to real-life situations, giving them the tools and experience necessary to succeed in life.

Programs offered:

  • B.A., B.S. in Communication
  • B.S. in Marketing Communication
  • B.S. in Multimedia Communication
  • B.S. in Health Communication

A Student’s Perspective

“My favorite aspect of being part of the department of communication are the professors. I strongly believe my department has some of the most dedicated, smart, and passionate faculty at PUC. My department is run by strong, intelligent women, and their life experiences and candor really speaks to me and motivates me to pursue this degree. Likewise, I appreciate the in-depth knowledge my degree encompasses. There are so many aspects of communication; its applications are everywhere. Communication is a crucial facet of the human existence and is an integral part of every field. I am of the opinion the opportunities for a communications major are endless. It is for these reasons I love my department as well as my major.” — Hailey Johanson, sophomore, honors student

Fast Facts

  1. Communication is one of the top five departments at PUC in terms of the number of yearly graduates.
  2. A senior seminar course prepares soon-to-be graduates for the job market by walking them through the process of building a resume, creating a professional portfolio, and preparation for professional interviews.
  3. An internship is required as part of the coursework for all communication programs to provide real-world experience, with an internship coordinator who assists students throughout the process.
  4. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for media and communication occupations is projected to grow six percent from 2016 to 2026, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations, and will result in approximately 43,200 new jobs. Demand for these types of jobs is expected to increase as there will be a higher need for workers who can create, edit, translate, and share information through a variety of platforms. The median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $56,340 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.

What You Can Do With This Major

There are so many different careers students can go into with a degree in communication. Here are just some ideas to help get you thinking about your options!

  • Advertising
  • Ghostwriting
  • International service & relief
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Newswriting & reporting
  • Public relations specialist
  • Social media specialist

Learn more about the department of communication at Our team of admissions counselors can answer any questions you have about PUC’s communication programs, or the other majors the college offers. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email to get connected with a counselor now and start learning about all the options available to you!

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