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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 an area of emphasis. Each emphasis will give you the hands-on experience you need to succeed in whatever area of communication you choose to pursue as a career, whether it's social media management, journalism or civic advocacy, just to name a few.

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, and 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

“Using the skills I learned at Weber State, I've built a career that has allowed me to amplify the voices of Utahns while holding those in power to account.”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

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 this degree prepares you with the skills you need to pursue versatile careers. 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).

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective


A communication degree is valuable for several reasons, including the portable skills you'll develop along the path to graduation. PR is fun because it requires a blend of strategy and creativity, and it's meaningful because you're able to apply your knowledge to help the people and organizations that matter most to you.

Nathan Rodriguez


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.

Nicola Corbin