We are pleased to announce that the Communication major will now be offered in its entirety on the Stamford campus. Students in Communication courses study the fundamental theories and principles governing all human communication processes, receive training in the research methods employed in the study of communication, and learn the key applications of such knowledge by critically examining current communication strategies and practices. Our expertise includes Communication Research Methods, Organizational Communication, Mass Media Theory and Research, Mass Media Practice, Public Relations, Advertising, International and Intercultural Communication, Health Communication, and Government and Political Communication.
On the Stamford campus, the upper level courses prepare students specifically for careers in Advertising, Sales, Public Relations, and Media Research. The most recent post-graduate survey data (collected by the UConn Center for Career Development) reports that 90% of COMM graduates are gainfully employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation. Stamford communication majors can take advantage of internship opportunities with companies such as Indeed.com, WWE, Synchrony, Thompson Reuters, Stamford Health, Stamford Public Schools, dozens of start-ups and non-profits, and more.
To enhance their study in Communication, Communication majors are encouraged to seek out experiential learning opportunities, for which they may receive COMM credit through enrollment in COMM 4981 Internship in Communication. Students are encouraged to start their career preparation early, by visiting the Center for Career Development, in person and through their website. Across all campuses, close to 200 Communication majors participate in internship in a given year.
For more information, please visit the Department of Communication Website.