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Communication Studies, B.A.

Learn Strategic Communication Skills That Will Take You Places
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    Among Public National Universities,
    U.S. News & World Report

  • 1 of 4

    UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • 20th

    Nationally, Best Online Bachelor's Programs,
    U.S. News & World Report

Our graduates thrive in a wide range of professional settings:

Franchise or freelance, real estate or event design, our graduates have created successful side gigs and full-time careers using the COM degree.

COM majors often find professional joy in helping others succeed. Our students are sought after by search firms and others who need a high level of client engagement and services.

Many of our grads are passionate about working with organizations that focus on social change and helping others. They often serve in roles such as communication specialist, training and leadership.

Graduates work either in-house or for an agency to create IMC campaigns that advance the strategic goals of the company or client.

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Learn To

Create important and effective messages for public speaking

Explore all aspects of digital creativity such as podcasts, videos, social media and websites

Conduct research and connect it to your communication goals and deliverables

Learn the value of research while exploring real world problems, issues and skillsets

Analyze and critique messages from diverse perspectives

I have found so much success in my professional career that I can link back to the different courses and internships that were available to me through the UNCW COM department.
Erica Recent Alumna
Communication Studies, B.A. Program Overview
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Create a foundation for choosing a multitude of career paths

Become a part of the Communication Studies community.