Master the art of communication.
Examine the theories, concepts and skills behind human interaction—one to one, in a group, in organizations, and in various public settings. You can focus your expertise in areas such as organizational and managerial communication, family/gender communication, interpersonal communication and persuasion and rhetoric.
Develop the wisdom of the ancients.
Study Plato, Aristotle and modern rhetoricians to understand the theories and strategies of rhetoric.
Sharpen your own communication skills and learn to listen, reason and speak more effectively. Become a more persuasive speaker, able to lead, negotiate and motivate.
Work with the best.
Learn from professors who are nationally recognized leaders in persuasive, organizational, corporate, family, cross-cultural and health communication. And through our structured internship program, you have access to Milwaukee’s Fortune 500 companies, newspaper and broadcast organizations and nonprofit groups.
Cover the Spectrum of Communication.
Examine the theories, concepts and skills behind human interaction – one to one, in a group, in an organization, in the world. You can focus your expertise in areas such as organizational and managerial communication, family and gender communication, interpersonal communication and persuasion and rhetoric.
Students who graduate from the Communication Studies program at Marquette University will be able to critically analyze messages, apply appropriate theories and principles in practice across multiple areas of communication (interpersonal, organizational, health, etc.), and articulate how communication can impact the larger social, cultural, political and organizational issues facing our contemporary global society.
Students who graduate from the Communication Studies program at Marquette University will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of Communication Competence defined by increased levels of motivation, knowledge, and skill as defined by measured change over four years.
For more information, check out the curriculum for the Communication Studies Major, Communication Studies Minor or contact Dr. Nathan Gilkerson, Department Chair of Communication Studies.
- Possible Careers
- Sample Internships
- Recent Employers
- Corporate Manager
- Corporate Recruiter
- Grant Writer
- Organizational Development Consultant
- Product Manager
- Public Affairs Director
- Sales Consultant / Marketer
- Special Events Planner
- University Admissions and Recruiter
- American Lung Association
- Banana Republic
- Chamber Theatre of Milwaukee
- Milwaukee District Attorney's Office
- Johnson Controls
- Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
- SBC Communications
- Schwarz Pharma