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Communications Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001892
  • Phone: (319) 335-3500

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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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree225
    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
    Master's Degree7
    Doctorate Degree11

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male77
    Female166

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian7
    Black1
    Hispanic5
    White214
    Unknown7

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: 90
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.75
      • Average Annual Salary: $53,560

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
Ashford University

Clinton, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

140 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communication, General (M)
  • Communications (M)
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Central College

Pella, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

66 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B,M)
  • Media Studies (B,M)
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Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

38 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Iowa State University

Ames, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

85 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Luther College

Decorah, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)