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Why choose Communication Arts?

It is impossible to navigate the world without communicating: Communication is crucial whether it is written, spoken or acted out. With more than 6,800 languages and dialects in the world, everyone communicates. Even those who cannot speak or hear often use sign language, read lips or write their words, and small children communicate by pointing, crying or acting out. It is no surprise that a communications degree is among of the most diverse and useful degrees offered in higher education.

Whether you’d like to go into management, sales, teaching, publishing, science, business, or chemistry, communication plays a significant role across the board. A communications degree is generally geared toward those with an interest in writing, reading, speaking, thinking or the Arts. Communication majors comprise a celebrity-filled list that includes Meg Ryan, Brad Pitt, and Denzel Washington.

Writing: Much of the communication in the world today is written.  Newspapers, magazines, television scripts, press-releases, presidential speeches: all are forms of written communication.  Those interested in writing might pursue a career as a journalist, writer, lawyer, lobbyist, press secretary, or reporter.

Reading: Some communication majors prefer to read what others write.  These people might be suited for careers as copy editors, journalists, advertisers, account executives, lawyers, researchers, or campaign directors.

Speaking: Many of the most influential and outgoing communication majors are those who focus on verbal communication, or speaking.  These are typically students in advertising, radio, broadcast television, public relations, public speaking, media, or sales.

ThinkingCommunication majors are also good thinkers and great listeners. Philosophers, lawyers, researchers, executives, and upper management often use all of the areas of communication (writing, reading ,and speaking) and combine them into a think-tank career that can provide lucrative and rewarding results. Thinkers can also be therapists, research specialists, systems analysts, or language specialists.

Arts: Many of those in the Fine Arts have studied communication as a way to further their career in acting, theatre, director, script-writing, and producing.

Communication is used in nearly every field: Computer science and technology industries must communicate their processes and work with other people; the health care industry relies on communication in dealing with clients, patients, research and treatment; the legal profession is essentially all about communication.

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Last updated: 7/1/2016

Communication Arts Department • PO Box 8091; Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5138 • commarts@georgiasouthern.edu