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Studying Communication at Weber State

A communication degree from Weber State is a good choice for students who are interested in a career in the media or another communications field. This program helps students develop their technical and visual communication expertise, along with important interpersonal skills.

Communication Highlights

The communication program offers small class sizes and hands-on instruction. In the bachelor’s degree program, you will tailor your education to your interests by choosing from these areas of emphasis:

  • Civic Advocacy
  • Communication Teaching: Communication Studies or Multimedia Journalism
  • Digital Media
  • Interpersonal & Family Communication
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations & Advertising

Beyond the Classroom

You can get hands-on experience working with Weber State’s newspaper, The Signpost, and media channels Studio 76 and Wildcat Radio.

The Weber State debate team is consistently competitive on regional and national levels, winning first place in National Debate Tournament District II in 2012.

Student organizations such as the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) allow you to attend events and learn from working professionals.

 

Jessica Miller

Class of 2009 (BS) and 2013 (MPC)
Member of the Salt Lake Tribune’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning team

“Since graduating, I have been able to work as a full-time reporter at local newspapers in Utah. In today’s competitive industry, that’s no small feat.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Regardless of which emphasis you select, you will build strong written and verbal communication skills, which are highly sought after by employers.

A degree in communication also provides a solid foundation in:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Group and team communication
  • Digital message creation
  • Audio and video production
  • Visual communication

What You Can Do after Weber

Graduating with a Weber State communication degree prepares you with the skills you need to pursue versatile careers in communications.

Potential careers include:

  • Advertising specialist
  • Social media manager
  • Sales manager
  • Journalist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Market researcher
  • Newscaster

A communication degree is also a great base for pursuing graduate degrees in communication, law or business, such as Weber State’s Master of Professional Communication (MPC) or Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for communication graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ...
(Source: utahfutures.org)

See the bachelor’s degree emphasis options for more specific career information.

Faculty Perspective

  • Omar Guevara

    “In the Department of Communication, we don't just teach communication, we coach it. We coach you not only to a successful completion of your degree, but also with the necessary pre-professional skills and polish to move to the front of the line at hiring time.”
  • Nicola Corbin

    “Working with students in small groups, whether in the classroom or in our student-run public relations firm, continues to be one of the many joys of teaching in Weber State's communication department.”