Communications Degree at University of Denver (DU)

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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:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate0
Bachelor's Degree85
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
Master's Degree72
Doctorate Degree6

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male33
Female130

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian2
Black7
Hispanic18
White126
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien5
Unknown3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

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

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.

Radio and Television Announcers

Description

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, public address system and other announcers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.69
    • Average Annual Salary: $49,270

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, public relations specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $29.71
    • Average Annual Salary: $61,800

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B,M)

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (C,A,B)

Regis University

Denver, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 78 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (C,B)

University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 310 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B,M,D)
  • Media Studies (B,M,D)
  • Communication and Media Studies (B,M,D)

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B,M)

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 220 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B,M)
  • Communication and Media Studies (B,M)

Western State College of Colorado

Gunnison, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

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