Communications Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Communications Degree

The communications program at University of Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree219
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
Master's Degree1
Doctorate Degree9

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male60
Female169

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian2
Black3
Hispanic14
White189
Unknown11

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Communications program at UI, 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

  • Iowa City, IA
    • Total Employment: 120
    • Average Hourly Rate: $27.55
    • Average Annual Salary: $57,310

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 Iowa

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,...)

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Communications (B)
  • Media Studies (B)

Ashford University

Clinton, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 130 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communication, General (M)
  • Communications (M)

Central College

Pella, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 80 students completed this program

Programs

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

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 99 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Luther College

Decorah, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

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