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So what can you do with a com­mu­ni­ca­tions degree? That’s up to you. You won’t be starved for options, because com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­fes­sion­als work in every sec­tor of the economy.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions degree hold­ers are often found work­ing in:

  • Pub­lic relations
  • Sales
  • Jour­nal­ism
  • Edu­ca­tion
  • Gov­ern­ment
  • Human Resources
  • Copy­writ­ing
  • Adver­tis­ing
  • And so many oth­er positions.

With a Bach­e­lor’s in com­mu­ni­ca­tions, you’ll be qual­i­fied for entry-lev­el posi­tions with titles like:

  • Mar­ket­ing Coordinator
  • Client Ser­vices Representative
  • Pub­lic Rela­tions Assistant
  • Edi­to­r­i­al Assistant
  • Asso­ciate Brand Manager
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • And much more.

We’ve done a lot of the leg­work for you to make your hunt for a com­mu­ni­ca­tions degree pain­less with our Top 15 Bach­e­lor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Degree Pro­grams. Make sure to request more infor­ma­tion from any school you’re inter­est­ed in on the list because it can go a long way towards get­ting your­self into the right program.

We ranked the best com­mu­ni­ca­tions degrees based on the fol­low­ing criteria:

  • We only chose col­leges from the top 50 of the U.S. News and World Report nation­al rank­ings that offered Bach­e­lor’s in com­mu­ni­ca­tions majors.
  • We pri­or­i­tized schools that PayScale marked for greater salary potential.
  • Schools were inspect­ed for their accreditation.
  • We chose com­mu­ni­ca­tions majors that offered face-to-face speak­ing skills built into class time.
  • We used the NCES Col­lege Nav­i­ga­tor data­base to con­sid­er aver­age annu­al tuition.
  • Oth­er fac­tors con­sid­ered were: expe­ri­en­tial oppor­tu­ni­ties, class size, reten­tion rate, con­cen­tra­tions, fac­ul­ty cre­den­tials, and post-grad­u­ate success.

What you do with a com­mu­ni­ca­tions degree is up to you. What makes com­mu­ni­ca­tions degrees a great option is their ver­sa­til­i­ty. In them, you’ll build a lot of skills and com­pe­ten­cies that apply through­out your life, but you’ll also learn to do spe­cif­ic things like:

  • Coor­di­nat­ing staff mem­bers with­in an organization.
  • Moti­vat­ing clients, allies, investors, and more to inter­act with an orga­ni­za­tion in a way that accom­plish­es its goals.
  • Sell prod­ucts direct­ly, or through mar­ket­ing, adver­tis­ing, and oth­er promotions.
  • Craft sto­ries that dis­till impor­tant infor­ma­tion, make peo­ple feel the ways you want them to, han­dle con­cerns, and posi­tion your­self and your orga­ni­za­tion for greater success.
  • Use crit­i­cal think­ing and deci­sion-mak­ing to your great­est pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al advantage.

Now that you know what you can do with a com­mu­ni­ca­tions degree, it’s time to go find the right one for you. Check out our Top 15 Bach­e­lor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Degree Pro­grams, and make sure to request more infor­ma­tion from any school that catch­es your eye. Most schools employ ded­i­cat­ed pro­fes­sion­als that work to coor­di­nate and com­mu­ni­cate with prospec­tive stu­dents to help them fig­ure out what they need to do get into the pro­grams they’re inter­est­ed in.


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