Communication Studies

Why Study Communication Studies?

Successful leaders in every industry are people who can communicate with, relate to, and work well with others. A communication studies degree will help you develop these practical and critical skills—including the ability to think, speak, and write clearly, and work efficiently in a team environment. Graduates can find work in many areas, including nonprofit, media, business, and government.

Where Alumni Work

Our alumni have worked at World Relief, Community Human Services, University of Chicago Development Office, Coleman Group Management Consulting, and Fresh Design Studio. They’ve also pursued graduate degrees at the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, and others.

Internships

You can put your communications skills into practice, interact with professionals, and build your resume through an internship. Our students have interned for World Relief, the City of Chicago, the Presbyterian Church and Evangelical Covenant Church denominational offices, as well as charter schools, social services agencies, and businesses at home and abroad.

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Conflict Transformation

Conflict among people is a constant in our world; how we transform it into something creative and helpful is an evolving science. North Park’s new major in Conflict Transformation Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the theory, analysis, history, culture, and transformational processes involved in conflict situations, justice, and peace building.

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Faculty Spotlight

Margaret Haefner brings her studies of different types of media effects, media ethics, and popular culture to her classrooms at North Park.

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Interesting Classes

Learn the foundations of communications theory through courses that include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Conflict Transformation

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