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Why St. Kate’s

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As a communication studies major at St. Kate’s, your instructors will share their genuine dedication to the responsible use of communication — both verbal and nonverbal — and work with you to master your craft.

The curriculum will offer you the opportunity to develop your powers of clear explanation and persuasion, which are the keys to success for professional communicators.

Emphasizing leadership

St. Kate’s communication studies major is one of two in the country that requires students to take a leadership communication course. This unique course provides opportunities for extensive self-assessment and delves into issues such as ethics, leadership style and personal strengths, all with a focus on women’s leadership and following.

Applying your skills outside the classroom

As a communication studies major, you are encouraged to complete internships. Students intern in the communications offices of major corporations, and at small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, advertising and public relations agencies, and radio and television stations and networks.

Recent internship sites include Best Buy, BI Performance Services, Dynamark Corporation, Ecolab, Green Tree Financial, Medtronic, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, KMSP-TV, KDWB radio station, and the St. Paul Heritage and Festival Foundation.

Recognition of excellence

Students who display a commitment to the field and an excellent academic record are inducted yearly into Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s student honor society.

Communication Club

In order to assist you in choosing a career path that most suits your interests, the Communication Club — a student club — presents a speaker series that allows students to ask graduates how majoring in communication studies had an impact on their professional careers.