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Why Communication? A Degree With Experience.
Employers agree. A communication degree is in high demand.
Skills Valued By Industry
In 2015, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed hiring managers about the skillsets they were looking for when recruiting graduates. Relevant skills include ability to
- work in a team structure
- make decisions and solve problems
- communicate verbally inside and outside an organization
- plan and prioritize work
- obtain and process information
- obtain proficiency with computer programs
- create and edit written reports
- influence others
Good news if you decide to pursue a Communication Degree at UTA.
LinkedIn Learning recently published an article on the top "soft" and "hard" skills needed by companies in 2019. Again, fantastic news if you are are interested in a degree in Communication. All of the top 5 soft skills are covered when you get a degree in Communication at UTA. Creativity. Persuasion. Collaboration. Adaptability. Time Management. The are core values in a Liberal Arts education.
Out of the top 25 hard skills, 12 are skills that are either specific courses or an integral component of courses in the Department of Communication.
Ways to Get Involved
In addition to gaining additional experience through involvement with student organizations, we have several internship opportunities available throughout the year. In Academic Year 2018-2019, there were 45 internships available for students to apply.Browse our current internships
The Department of Communication has 8 student organizations that give you the chance to practice what you are learning in class and get a jump start on honing your skills. Many of our student organizations have won regional and national awards.Learn more about our student organizations
How To Apply
After enrolling at UTA, your next step is to meet with an academic advisor who can help you plan your next steps. If you have specific questions about a major, you are encouraged to reach out to one of the sequence coordinators.
Dr. Tom Ingram
Advertising Sequence Coordinator
Dr. Mark Tremayne
Broadcast Communication Sequence Coordinator
Associate Professor, Broadcast Communication
Dr. Karishma Chatterjee
Communication Studies Sequence Coordinator
Associate Professor of Instruction- Communication Studies
Dr. Chyng-Yang Jang
Communication Technology Sequence Coordinator
Associate Professor, Communication Technology
Dr. Erika Pribanic-Smith
Journalism Sequence Coordinator
Graduate Studies Coordinator and Advisor
Associate Professor, Journalism
Associate Professor of Practice, Philanthropy
Dr. Shelley Wigley
Public Relations Sequence Coordinator
Associate Professor, Public Relations