Benefits of a Degree in Communication
Hands-on learning opportunities help our students build their skills and resumes by being involved with organizations such as The Signpost, Studio 76, KWCR Wildcat Radio, Weber State Debate and WSU Competitive Speech and Individual Debate, and a student-run public relations/advertising group. Many of these opportunities allow students to begin networking with professionals, which can help students to be competitive in the job market.
Communication plays a complex and profound role in shaping both individuals and society. You will gain an understanding of this process in classes that are challenging, fascinating and fun. Students achieving high GPAs are invited to join Lambda Pi Eta or work toward graduating with departmental honors.
Our classes are small, allowing you the chance to develop meaningful relationships with your professors and fellow students in a rich academic environment.
Most of our classes are taught in the new Elizabeth Hall building on the main campus of Weber State University. Classrooms are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Several rooms are computer labs. A new digital audio-video studio is located in the library, while the campus radio station and student newspaper are housed in the Union Building.
In order to better compete in today’s job market, Communication majors are required to complete an internship with local employers or organizations. Many of these internships lead to jobs. Students can find internships and even employment opportunities through the department or through the university’s Career Services office.
Scholarships and Tuition Waivers
A number of fellowships and scholarship and tuition waivers are available. To qualify for department scholarships, students must apply through the university Scholarship Office. To get a scholarship or tuition waiver, students should get involved with student communication organizations.