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In any career, in your home-life, in day-to-day interactions — harmony hangs in the balance of effective communication. It is the basis that our societies, cultures, economies and everything in between are built upon.

Whether you envision yourself communicating to the masses or in small group settings, through a video camera lens, a pen and paper, or from behind a podium, William Woods University communication degree programs will prepare you for your future.

Get a Bachelor of Science in Communication and concentrate in digital production, leadership, media journalism or public relations. Or pursue a communication minor and make yourself more marketable in the job search by adding the strength of great communication skills to your degree.

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 Office
  • 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. The internships, hands-on class projects and a flourishing campus community at William Woods, 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 my job at 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

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