Communications Degree at Western Carolina University

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Communications Degree

The communications program at Western Carolina 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. Western Carolina University offers a bachelor's degree program in communications.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male24
Female26

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black2
Hispanic1
White44
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Communications program at Western Carolina University, 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

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

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

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Communication, General (B)
  • Communications (B)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Communications (B,M)

Catawba College

Salisbury, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Salem College

Winston Salem, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Communications (B)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

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

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Communications (B)
  • Media Studies (B)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Communications (B)

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