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Communication Studies

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

According to a 2018 LinkedIn Learning report, executives identified leadership, communication, and collaboration as the most important skills for employees to learn. As a communication studies major at St. Catherine University, you will gain and practice these essential highly valued career skills.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Communication with an Emphasis on Women's Leadership

Communication studies majors demonstrate extraordinary leadership skills, activism, and student involvement.

Courses such as Speaking to Lead and Influence will have you find your voice and use it to speak confidently and articulately. In Gender and Rhetoric, you’ll examine the impact of mass media on gender norms, legislative debates, and social movement strategies.

The capstone course of the communication studies program is Leadership and the Art of Persuasion. 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.

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Careers in Communication Studies

A degree in communications from St. Kate's will prepare you for a professional communication career in variety of organizations, including

  • corporations
  • law firms
  • media companies
  • government agencies
  • publishing companies

Your St. Kate's communication studies bachelor's degree will also open doors for graduate work in many fields.