Communication Studies (ESR)

Communications represents one of the most versatile majors for students with diverse interests. The courses will teach students how to think, read, write and develop one of the most sought out skills – communicating effectively. Students of this discipline have the opportunity to become versed in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public affairs, public relations, speech studies and disorders, and telecommunications. Because communications students become adept at many areas and skills sought out by all employers, they will have the opportunity to be employed with a wide variety of industries, companies and disciplines.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog

Related Major Skills

Ability to write clearly
Attention to details
Compare and contrast evidence
Create entertaining and persuasive messages
Create powerful images with sight, sound, motion & words
Critical thinking skills
Define hypotheses
Demonstrate creativity
Develop market research
Effective speaking
Evaluate ideas and presentation
Evaluate information and sources
Gather information and data
Identify and manage different needs
Influential/persuasion skills
Interpretation skills
Measure media effects
Planning and managing skills
Present specific viewpoints
Reporting and editing skills
Synthesizing information
Understand institutional and cultural values
Work in teams/small groups
Work independently
Work with deadlines
Write press releases

Sample Work Settings

Advertising Agencies
Boards of Education
Communications Agencies
Communications Offices
Consulting Firms
Corporate Settings
Government Agencies
Human Resources Departments
Independent Production Companies
Lobby Organizations
Magazines
Marketing Departments
News & Information Offices
Newspapers
Photo Agencies
Photo Studios
Public Relations Firms
Public Schools
Publishing Companies
Radio/TVCable Companies
Theaters
Universities
Video Production Companies

 Last Modified 12/6/16