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The field of communications encompasses a number of disciplines in both the social sciences and humanities.  Specific concentrations within a communications course of study include journalism, publishing, advertising, editing, and writing.  And with the growth of the internet and social media, a communications degree can incorporate the study of cutting edge technology.

Career Options

A communications degree can lead to careers in a number of fields.  As reported by the U.S. Department of labor, careers include public relations, advertising, marketing, editing, multimedia artist, and writer..


There are a variety of communication related degrees available from both campus and online colleges. Some of the more popular degrees in this field include the following:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Recording Arts
  • Radio Production
  • Television Production

Types of Degrees

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  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctorate Degree


Schools Offering Art and Design Degrees

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