The field of communication has a long and prominent intellectual history as one of the oldest liberal arts. It dates back to ancient Greece where rhetoric was essential for participation in civic life. In the more than two thousand years since, the field has expanded to study many kinds of human communication phenomena in various contexts such as media, culture, and relationships.
Students pursuing a degree in communication will acquire a broad and deep understanding of communication theory; the ability to engage in informed criticism and analysis of communication acts and artifacts; develop critical thinking skills; and learn to practice effective communication. At Wesleyan students study communication from a liberal arts perspective, learn in small classes, and have considerable access to their professors.
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We provide students with a broad overview of communication from a liberal arts perspective that enables them to pursue their areas of interest. Students also have enjoyed directed independent research on topics such as:
Communication majors have interned at CNN, local television stations, hospitals, law offices, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Communication students also have opportunities for study abroad and to present their papers at academic conferences.
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Most employers say the ability to speak clearly in a public context with confidence and clarity is more important than the undergraduate major.
The ability to write effectively is one of the most important factors an employer considers in their hiring process. It’s the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged.
The ability to conduct research is a valuable skill to take into any profession or volunteer situation.
The ability to work effectively with a group of peers to produce desired results through teamwork.
The ability to make decisions is an asset to an employer. Decision-making and reasoning involve gathering information, evaluating a variety of solutions, and selecting the best option.
Identifying a reasonable number of priorities that will have the greatest possible impact on the success of your organization.
Of the student population at Wesleyan is international
Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields
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