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Communications Degree at Fayetteville State University (FSU)

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Communications Degree

The communications program at Fayetteville State University 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 North Carolina 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. FSU offers a bachelor's degree program in communications.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male16
Female21

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian1
Black27
Hispanic1
White2
Unknown5

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Communications program at Fayetteville State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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

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
    • Fayetteville, NC
      • Total Employment: 110
      • Average Hourly Rate: $24.78
      • Average Annual Salary: $51,550

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 North Carolina

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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Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
  • Communication and Media Studies (B)
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Mount Olive College

Mount Olive, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC
Type: 4-Year Public College

240 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Meredith College

Raleigh, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
  • Media Studies (B)
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William Peace University

Raleigh, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Saint Augustines College

Raleigh, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
Type: 4-Year Public College

220 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B,M,D)
  • Media Studies (B,M,D)
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University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Wilmington, NC
Type: 4-Year Public College

210 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, NC
Type: 4-Year Public College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
  • Media Studies (B)