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Study Communication to discover and pursue your vocational ambitions!

Are you ready to build a fulfilling and versatile career? Would you like your major to open unexpected doors? Earn your bachelor’s degree in Communication! You’ll study the core of the discipline – human communication – but also enjoy the freedom of specialization according to your interests. You’ll develop understanding, flexibility, compassion, and strategic thinking.

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At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Choose your concentration. Specialize your Communication studies through tracks such as Business, Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, and Media.

Gain experience through a hands-on internship.

Earn your degree in three years to save time, money, and start your career.


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Athalie Fiegl ‘21 (Communication) discovered her love for communication.

She shares, “I chose Communication because it’s a versatile skill that incorporated my love for writing. [The best thing about studying this major is] the classroom environment of open discussion where we can explore and analyze concepts together.”

What Will I Learn

As a Communication major, you’ll learn more than the technical skills – you’ll be nurtured as a person. You’ll learn the role and power of communication in today’s disconnected world. Develop a deep understanding of others and become the missing link!

Communication is available as a major, minor, and a Pre-Law concentration.

Your general education will build a strong foundation as you explore concentrations.

Examples of concentrations:
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Pre-Law
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Media
  • Ministry
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Theatre
In this major, you’ll study
  • Language-based human identity
  • Communication theory and ethics
  • Speaking, writing, and media
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Persuasion and responsible rhetoric
  • Leadership and organizational communication
  • The power and influence of words

Career Outlook


  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • American Red Cross
  • BOA Editions
  • Butler/Till
  • Catholic Family Center
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Dixon Schwabl and Company
  • George Eastman House
  • GEVA Theatre
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Open Door Mission
  • Premier HRSolutions
  • Rochester Broadway Theater League
  • Rochester sports teams
  • Rochester's Mayor's Office
  • WXXI


  • City Human Resources Manager
  • College/University Professor
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Director of Web Experience & Social Media
  • Employee Relations Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial planner
  • Government Affairs Lawyer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Librarian
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Overseas English Teacher
  • Pastor/Minister
  • Researcher
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Digital Strategist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Theater Assistant

Grad Schools

  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Clemson University
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Duquesne University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Penn State University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Brockport
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Rochester
  • Villanova University

Frequently Asked Questions

This field focuses on all aspects of communication surrounding the human experience. It is a timeless study spanning centuries and including ever-more-expanding media.

It involves the many ways we communicate, whether interpersonally or in groups, formally or informally, and intentionally or unintentionally.

Through your communication courses, concentration, and internship experience, your degree will provide you with solid preparation for any profession. You’ll know the center of the academic discipline and gain a broad sampling of the field, a comprehensive communication skill set, and professional work experience to prepare you for your future.

The flexibility of Communication studies at Roberts allows you to pursue electives, multiple concentrations, a minor, or even a double major.

Yes! You’ll pursue a vibrant academic major central to personal and professional life. A Communication degree will prepare you for countless careers, jobs, and professions!

Example careers include:
  • Professor
  • Director of Web Experience & Social Media
  • English Teacher in Korea
  • Government Affairs Lawyer
  • Grants Manager
  • Employee Relations Director
  • Founder of a Non-Profit Ministry
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Senior Digital Strategist
  • Sociologist of Care
  • Theater Assistant

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

Related Majors

Criminal Justice - The Criminal Justice major prepares students for positions in areas such as judicial services, law enforcement, Homeland Security, and private security, with their Criminal Justice degree.
English - As an English Major, the English Department prepares students for professional careers that value strong written and oral communication skills, resulting in an English degree.
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