Through broadly focused, multidisciplinary coursework, communication students develop highly polished speaking and writing skills that help them stand out from the crowd, no matter what career they ultimately pursue.

Dominican’s communication programs also help students develop what employers call “transferable skills”—the ability to work well with others, think critically, learn quickly and ask the right questions.

Dominican students have strong technical skills, too, giving them an edge in a crowded job market.

Graduates of the communication department are prepared for ethical, informed and rewarding careers in a wide range of fields, including media, public relations and advertising. Their education gives them the insights they need to serve their audiences and to help create a more just world.

Careers

Building on the fundamental skills of communication, graduates find careers in many of the following:

Digital Journalism
  • News Director
  • Journalist
  • Media Critic
  • News Analyst
  • Copywriter
  • Photojournalist
  • Multimedia Director
  • Online Content Developer
  • Blogger
  • Video Editor
  • Sound Engineer
  • Production Technician
  • Speechwriter
  • Film Director
  • Theater Manager
  • Forensics/Debate Coach
Communication Studies
  • Public Information Officer
  • Advertising Executive
  • Media Account Executive
  • Market Researcher
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Campaign Director
  • Spokesperson
  • College Recruiter
  • Events Planner
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Multimedia Designer
Corporate Communication
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Publicist
  • Press Secretary
  • Private Investigator
  • Lobbyist
  • Diplomat
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Educator
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Mediation Specialist
  • Health Services Manager
  • Health Communication Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • University Administrator
  • Chief Executive Officer
Graduate School

Our majors prepare students to do graduate work in the following:

  • Communication Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Journalism
  • Information Studies
  • Health Communication
  • and more.

Some communication students continue at Dominican to earn an MBA degree, a valuable asset in many communication careers. In particular, employers in corporate communications welcome the MBA credential.

Qualified students can begin work in Dominican’s Brennan School of Business while they are still undergraduates. Students take one graduate course each semester during their senior year, reducing the time required to complete the MBA degree.