What can I do with a Communication Degree?

  • Communication Department consent themed ice cream social.
  • Communication Department Faculty and students.
  • Humboldt Debate Team at Berkeley University tournament.
  • Cal Poly Humboldt Debate team public forum.
  • Cal Poly Humboldt Debate team public forum.

Above: Cal Poly Humboldt debate teams win Los Medanos debate tournament - putting communication skills into operation!

About the Communication Major

The surveys consistently show that the kind of skills developed by Communication majors are highly valued by all kinds of employers. Courses and activities in this department both teach and make use of the skills ranked at or near the top of the list since 1993. Students with a degree in Communication are ready to excel in a wide variety of careers. Some broad categories that most commonly come to mind are listed below:

  • Education (including elementary, high school, and college)
  • Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Social Advocacy
  • Communication Consulting
  • Computer Services
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • TV Broadcasting
  • Administration
  • Politics
  • Corporate Training and Development