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Communications Degree at University of Denver (DU)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001371
  • Phone: (303) 871-2000

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Communications Degree

The communications program at University of Denver prepares the student to enter the fields of advertising, marketing, organizational communication, public relations, publishing, human resources, law, criminal justice, politics, public administration, and more. The program focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Program courses include: intercultural communication, speaking and listening, verbal and nonverbal interaction, rhetorical theory and criticism, argumentation and persuasion, technologically mediated communication, and popular culture. Get more details below including other Colorado colleges that offer communications degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Communications Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Denver has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree64
    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
    Master's Degree39
    Doctorate Degree8

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male16
    Female95

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black7
    Hispanic5
    White81
    Unknown9

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Communications program at DU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Court Reporters

  • Description:

    Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Public Address System and Other Announcers

  • Description:

    Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, public address system and other announcers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
      • Average Hourly Rate: $27.93
      • Average Annual Salary: $58,100

Public Relations Specialists

  • Description:

    Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, public relations specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 22.5% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
      • Total Employment: 4,650
      • Average Hourly Rate: $30.64
      • Average Annual Salary: $63,720

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Communications Programs in Colorado

Communications programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

150 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B,M)
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Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO
Type: 4-Year Private College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Regis University

Denver, CO
Type: 4-Year Private College

67 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (C,B)
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University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

220 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B,M,D)
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University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

94 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B,M)
Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

200 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B,M)
  • Communication and Media Studies (B,M)
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Western State College of Colorado

Gunnison, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)