Which program is right for you?

So you want the top skills sought by employers? Communication programs contain a variety of options to study and explore communication skills, and degree seekers have options to consider in selecting coursework. Stevenson’s communication programs offer different focus areas to help students craft their path to their desired interests and potential career. What’s the difference between Business Communication and Communication Studies at Stevenson?

Business Communication

Bachelor of Science

Communication Studies

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts

Is this program right for me?The Business Communication program is designed for students who know they want to work in public relations, marketing, social media, or event planning. Business Communication supports students with a branding mindset, allowing them to maximize their career options through interdisciplinary classes and work experience in required internships. Designed in partnerships with experts in the field, students in Business Communication have access to the knowledge and skills in communication, business, writing, technology, and design required for the ever-changing strategic communication needs of organizations.The Communication Studies program is designed for students who want the communication skills they know businesses need. Students gain transferable skills which broaden their employment options and enrich their personal and professional relationships. Communication Studies supports students with an entrepreneurial mindset, allowing them to maximize their career options through specialized electives, working in multiple internships, or exploring undergraduate research. This program allows students to expand their education options with a potential double major, minor(s), and prepares them for graduate school.
What skills will I learn in this program?
  • Verbal and Written Communication skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Management
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Basic Design
  • Storytelling
  • Technology
  • Basic Management Principles
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Event Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Social Media
  • Creativity
  • Verbal and Written Communication skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Management
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Effective Listening
  • Persuasive Strategies
  • Group Dynamics
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Competent Code Switching
  • Empathy
  • Open Mindedness
  • Contextual Awareness
  • Adaptability
What jobs or internships can I get with my degree after graduation?
  • Marketing/Design Account Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Event Coordinator
  • Corporate Communications
  • Sports Communication
  • Advertising
  • Community Relations
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Training/Development Specialist
  • Hospitality/Customer Service
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Patient Advocacy/Relations
  • Financial Services
  • Recreation/Tourism Management
  • Graduate School
What are some highlights or cool features about this program that I can look forward to?
  • Experiential learning through required internships in the business world with a network of support including faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Build a brand! Develop a story for yourself, as well as for others
  • Positions students to begin working immediately upon graduation

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  • Practical application of theory in service- based learning courses where students will learn transferrable skills sought by employers: communicating effectively (written and verbal) in all contexts
  • Flexible options allow you to connects skills and passions for a personalized career with minor(s) or double major
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