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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication

Communicate in a connected world.

There is a great need for great communicators in every corner of the world. Every industry. Every sector. No matter your passion, the ability to communicate effectively and powerfully can enable you to contribute and make an impact.

At William Woods University, communication majors find their niche in one of four concentrations: Digital Production, Leadership, Media Journalism, and Public Relations. Graduates have gone to pursue careers in broadcast, corporate communications, organizational promotions, and management. They are employed at television networks, non-profit organizations, professional sports teams, advertising agencies, and the list goes on.

Special opportunities

  • Join our team at the campus radio station, 94.9 FM The Pulse, where students can be live DJs, produce content, play music, and assist in managing the different aspects of the station
  • Get involved in a variety of student organizations on campus, including the Forensic (Speech and Debate) Team, Green Owl Productions, Reel Fanatics Film Club, Served up Crispy Improvisation Team, and Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
  • Work on staff with a number of student publications, including our online news team, The Hoot Magazine and Writers Ink
  • Write, produce, direct, act, and more in your own film. Then watch it at our annual film festival in the Fulton movie theatre
  • Use our alumni network and various connections to gain real-world internship experience

Career opportunities

Pursue an exciting career as a/an:

  • Radio news director, radio talk show host, disc jockey
  • Editor, journalist, publisher, proofreader
  • Television reporter, producer, news anchor, media editor, digital content producer, broadcasting production supervisor
  • Copywriter, advertising executive, public relations coordinator
  • Publicist
  • News Anchor
  • Media Editor
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Media Buyer
  • Production Assistant
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Colorist
  • Director, cinematographer
  • Lighting Supervisor
  • Sports Marketer or publicist
  • Company Spokesperson
  • Community Outreach Director
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Analyst
  • Social Media Manager
  • Communication Trainer
  • Quality Inspector
  • Activities Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • And more

Students majoring in communication have many opportunities to pursue Master's degrees in Communication, Organizational Communication, Rhetoric & Critical/Cultural Studies, Mass (Media) Communication, Film Studies, and Leadership Communication, among others.

Employers

  • FC Dallas Soccer Club
  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort
  • WSMV Channel 4
  • KRCG TV Channel 13
  • WCHS Channel 8
  • Zimmer Radio Group
  • Clear Vision Development Group
  • Central Bancompany
  • Veterans United
  • NAIA National Officce
  • CN Video Production
  • Focus Pointe Global
  • True Media Advertising
  • The Callaway Bank
  • Chimaeric Studios
  • Y107 FM
  • Studio City KC

Perspectives

Graduating from William Woods University with a degree in communications, I was excited and confident that I was prepared to enter the workforce. From the classroom to my sorority, I left WWU having had the experience of a lifetime. The internships, hands-on class projects and a flourishing campus community at WWU, encompassed with a liberal arts base, helped me develop the skills I use every day in my job and personal life.

— Emily Hall, communication graduate, legislative manager for the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA)

My job would not be possible without the education I received at The Woods. Through one-on-one teaching and small classes, I was able to develop in-depth skills, work methods and relationships that I incorporated into my internship, then as an employee with a St. Louis production company and, later, into starting and running my own business.

— Stephen Boulware, communication graduate, field producer/videographer for REC, which films big game hunts all over the world

Requirements/Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Communication degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation—including 18 core major credits, 12 required electives, and a 21-hour concentration in Digital Filmmaking, Leadership, Media Journalism or Public Relations.

Courses you may take

COM 101

Intro To Speech Communication -C

3.00

COM 150

Survey of Production Techniques

3.00

COM 190

Introduction to Mass Media

3.00

COM 320

Communication Theory

3.00

COM 330

Communication Law

3.00

COM 499

Senior Seminar

3.00

Curriculum


Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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