According to LinkedIn Learning (2020), communication is the #1 in-demand skill in today’s job market. Organizations seek communication experts because they can make a critical difference in their workplaces' effectiveness and ability to connect with their communities. Speaking, listening and writing serve as conduits for idea generation, relationship building, advocacy and persuasion. A communication degree is valuable, flexible and offers several career possibilities.
In the Communication Studies Department:
- Our faculty are contemporary scholars and practitioners of communication. We are committed to collaborating with students in both research and applied projects.
- We offer internship opportunities with local, regional and national organizations that equip students with hands-on skills and understanding of industry trends.
- Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree may enroll in nine credit hours that count toward both a B.A. in Communication and our M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership.
The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.
Dean's Scholarships are available in these areas:
- Art and Music
- Communication Studies
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice and Emergency Management
- Journalism and Digital Media
- Languages and Literatures
- Social Work