Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with a degree from the Department of Communication?
A degree from our Department prepares you to enter the workforce by
equipping you with the diverse skill sets that employers seek. Honing
skills in written and oral communication, foundational to all majors in our Department, will help prepare you for any career. You can seek a variety of different options with a
degree from our department: producer, copywriter, news anchor,
cinematographer, teacher, public relations practitioner, screenwriter,
social media specialist, sound and video technician, motivational
speaker, event planner, and many others. And our students are landing
The Messiah College Career and Professional Development Center reports that 95% of the Class
of 2013 survey respondents were employed or in a graduate school or
professional program within 6 to 9 months after graduation; 81% of the
respondents secured employment while 14% indicated a graduate or professional program as their primary activity.
Can I study abroad in this program?
The flexibility of our program leaves time for study abroad opportunities. With proper planning, you can go to almost any location offered by the Intercultural Office, Messiah's study abroad office. To read about our students' experiences, check out past issues of Commraderie, our Department newsletter.
Do I have to have an internship? How can I get an internship?
All students in our department are required to complete an internship or practicum. This allows you to get hands-on experience and extend your classroom knowledge, as well as increase your marketability when it comes to seeking a job. For more information on Messiah's nationally recognized internship program, visit our website.
What are some of the courses I might take?
You'll take a variety of courses in the areas of theory, interpersonal communication, and media, along with more specific courses related to your major. The course catalog shows a list of classes required for both majors and minors in the Department of Communication.