Rigorous, relevant scholarship.
The skills our majors develop — critical thinking, effective written and verbal communication, respect for diverse perspectives — open opportunities in a wide range of career paths. Communication alumni are journalists, entertainment industry professionals, marketing specialists, corporate and nonprofit leaders, political and civil officials, and more.
A degree in communication can lead to a career as a(n):
- Executive producer
- Corporate leader
- Public relations manager
- Digital and social media strategist
- Speech writer
Build your professional network.
The department’s Undergraduate Mentoring Program pairs undergraduate students with Communication alumni to support students’ professional development. Program participants develop strong relationships with their mentors and benefit from job-sharing opportunities, interviewing tips and general career advice.
Find Yourself in Communication
Learn to effectively and clearly convey information and ideas by developing strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Department of Communication Stories
Communication major Jean Wong shares the ups and downs of her UW study abroad experience in Rome.
UW senior Hunter Brown has 275,000 TikTok followers. A UW Communication course helped him build his online community.