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Why study Communication Studies at UW Oshkosh?

Develop the communication skills to be successful in your career

  • Develop skills in speaking, listening, writing, advocacy and intercultural communication.
  • Earn credit through internships in a wide range of occupations including public relations, sales, marketing, Human Resources and nonprofit development.
  • 96 percent of our graduates secure jobs within 6 months of graduation.

Build relationships with peers, faculty and alumni

  • Connect with fellow students and instructors in small, discussion-based classes.
  • Meet with a faculty advisor for support  and connection to campus resources.
  • Network with alumni during class visits to find internship and job opportunities.
  • Join Communication Club social events including Student-Faculty Trivia Night, Student-Alumni Lunch or Pizza with the Professor.

Engage with the local and global community

  • Apply skills in community-based class projects with local businesses and nonprofits.
  • Learn about Training and Development while designing a training program with a local business. Past classes have developed programs for Oshkosh Corporation, Plexus Corporation and J.J. Keller.
  • Learn about Communication in Nonprofit Organizations while volunteering at local homeless shelters, community gardens, animal welfare organizations and local schools.
  • Learn about Rhetoric in Action while writing your own blog and interviewing local community leaders and politicians.
  • Join a faculty-led study abroad trip or participate in the National Student Exchange program.

Who Should Major in Communication Studies? 

Communication Studies is a great fit for students who have multiple interests and diverse talents. The major is a great option for students who:

  • Can empathize with others
  • Are good listeners
  • Are inquisitive and love to learn
  • Can see both sides of an argument
  • Like to teach and inform others
  • Want to impact their community

Areas of Study 

Working with an adviser, students can design their major to be a communication generalist or concentrate their studies in one of the following areas:

  • Communication and Human Relationships (Interpersonal Communication)
  • Communication and Organizations (Organizational Communication)
  • Rhetoric and Public Advocacy

Additional Information

Please explore this website to find out if this major is right for you!  Areas of potential interest may be our course offerings, student organizations and becoming familiar with our faculty and staff.