Communication: Major Opportunities

Our small classes, innovative curriculum and hands-on learning environments facilitated by outstanding faculty make working toward a Communication degree at Weber State University a personalized experience.

Whether you aspire to develop and manage social media communication strategies, report for a news outlet, work in public relations, create entertaining videos, be on TV or the radio, run for political office or better your family communications, a Communication degree from Weber State will prepare you for a meaningful and successful career.

Learn more about the benefits of earning a degree in Communication.

Careers in Communication

Our students graduate prepared with the skills needed to pursue dynamic Communication careers in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Social media marketing
  • Corporate communication
  • Training and development
  • Public administration
  • Human resources
  • Journalism
  • Technical writing
  • Media programming
  • Audio and video production
  • Law
  • Advocacy
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Recruiting
  • Entertainment

See a complete list of Communication careers.

No. 1 Skill Employers Want

Surveys show that all businesses and organizations need effective communicators. Our programs teach the skills employers are looking for in employees. These include:

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Group and team communication
  • Digital message creation
  • Audio and video production
  • Visual communication
  • Critical listening
  • Critical thinking


Spring 2016 - Speech Showcase Finalists

Speech Showcase Class Representatives,
Thank you again for the fantastic presentations that each of you gave on Selection Saturday.  You all did an outstanding job and we are grateful to each of you for your preparation and participation.

Please remember that each of you will be honored and recognized at the Speech Showcase onWednesday Evening, April 13th at 7pm.  

It will be just one hour long.  Also remember to arrive no later than 6:30pm that evening for photos and wear your Sunday best (i.e., Suits, Ties, Dresses).

The Showcase will be held in the same auditorium as Selection Saturday (EH229).  In order for you to receive your certificate and award you must attend the Speech Showcase on Wednesday Evening.  Please confirm with Brent Warnock that you will be attending the Showcase by email ASAP.  Given the high number of incredible presentations the Selection Committee requested that there be Six (6) Finalists who speak at the Speech Showcase this semester rather than the traditional Five (5).

In no particular order the Six (6) Finalists who will be speaking at the Spring 2016 - Speech Showcase are:

          Kierstin Pitcher – Failure of Family Courts
          Michelle Miles – Victims of Sexual Assault
          Colt Florence – Negatives Effects of Social Media
          Marin Tarbox – Discrimination of Children of LGBT Couples
          Mike Fifer – The Importance of Recycling
          Tony Villalba – Utah Paradox – Happy and Sad

Please make sure you invite your family, friends, and classmates to attend the Speech Showcaseon Wednesday. It will be wonderful evening.

Brent Warnock
Speech Showcase Committee
Department of Communication
Weber State University
801-718-8245 Cell



The Signpost Wins General Excellence Award

The Signpost won the award for General Excellence at the 2015 Utah Press Association competition. Signpost staffers won nine first-place awards and placed in 18 categories to earn this honor.

Debate Keeps Conference Streak Alive

Weber State Debate won the conference title at the Cross-Examination Debate Association's national tournament for the fourth year in a row. The team of Misty Tippets and Jordan Hendricks made the Elite Eight.

Heath named Utah PR Student of the Year

Shaquille Heath was named the 2015 Utah PR Student of the Year in the competition sponsored by the Utah Public Relations Society Association. This is the fifth year in a row WSU students have won this award.

Speech Showcase Spotlights Public Address

The Speech Showcase was hosted on April 16 to a full house in Elizabeth Hall's auditorium. This event recognized the best speeches from Comm. 1020 Public Speaking classes in the Spring Semester.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Department of Communication
Weber State University
1395 Edvalson St. Dept. 1407
Ogden, UT 84408-1407

Physical Location

Weber State University
Ogden Campus
Elizabeth Hall
Room 330

Phone Numbers & Hours

801-626-8924 or 801-626-6426 (phone)
801-626-7975 (fax)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Friday