Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Your Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies prepares you to be a communication professional in a variety of fields, as you will learn to effectively communicate in interpersonal, organizational, and public settings with creativity and polish.

This highly marketable degree opens up a wide variety of career possibilities, including positions in communication management for businesses or non-profit organizations, advocacy, higher education administration, human resources, sales, and many other fields. A committed faculty pushes you to gain a deeper understanding of communication and its importance, giving you essential tools for lifelong success and continued growth.

Communication Studies Program Highlights

At Fontbonne, you can tailor your areas of study to suit your career goals or prepare you for further studies. Our faculty and advisors are dedicated to help you gain the foundational knowledge and communication skills you need to succeed.

  • Explore the central role of communication in public and private spheres as it relates to individuals, relationships, genders, cultures, and organizations.
  • Develop highly effective interpersonal and public communication skills to use in a variety of professions.
  • Learn how to critique and create persuasive communication in order to become a more engaged citizen and successful professional.
  • Conduct independent research on a topic of your choice in a senior seminar — the culmination of your program.
  • Choose a minor or concentration area that complements the major and expands your expertise in an area relevant to a future career or graduate program.

Career Opportunities

The need for strong, effective communications is essential for your professional success, and recent graduates have found their calling in the following fields.

  • Communications manager
  • Media relations specialist
  • Corporate or government information officer
  • Event manager
  • Speech writer
  • Human resources manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Law

Alumni In the Workforce

  • Senior Vice President, ESM Marketing, St. Louis
  • Director of Public Relations, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Bio Research and Development Growth (BRDG) Park
  • Head of Marketing at OCI
  • Marketing and PR at Nestle Purina
  • Event Coordinator and Marketing Assistant, ORIGO Education
  • Public Affairs Coordinator, St. Charles County Government
  • Assistant Director of Programming in Student Organizations and Activities at the University of Kentucky
  • Volunteer Relations Specialists at Big Brother/Big Sisters St. Louis
    Girl Scouts of the Missouri-Heartland—Outside Recruiting Specialist
  • Graduate programs in communication
  • Graduate programs in higher education

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Communication Studies

Contact Information

6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

314-862-3456

fbyou@fontbonne.edu

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