radioThe ability to communicate is so fundamental that most take it for granted. Yet the art and science of effective communication is more important than ever, as the means of communication in our technological age is changing rapidly.

One cannot imagine a discipline that does not require strong communication skills. The ability to hear – not just listen, but to understand – and to explain one’s perspective, is critical.

Communication, then, is a skill required for any type of career a student may pursue. Employers consistently rank communication skills as one of the most, and often THE most, important skills when they are making hiring decisions. A degree in communication will provide you with a wide variety of career paths from which to select.


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Collin Brink, J.D.
Associate Professor of Communication

Kristin Cherry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication