Why Study Communication?

Quick Facts

General Education Requirements:
37 – 41 hours
Core Courses: 18 hours
Concentration Requirements:
15 – 25 hours
Communication Electives: 6 – 9 hours
Total: 120 hours

Full Program Requirements

In today’s highly connected society, organizations seek employees who can communicate across a limitless and evolving range of platforms. With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Governors State, students gain the knowledge and skills to communicate with a variety of audiences through advertising, media, and public relations, as well as in one-on-one communication, which drives organizational success, human relations, and improves conflict management.

Students may choose a concentration in Human Communication or Strategic Communication to specialize in their professional area of interest.

The Communication program is ranked #32 out of 522 colleges and universities for veteran friendliness in Illinois, as reviewed by College Factual.  

Student Involvement and Success

In 2018, students in GSU’s American Advertising Federation (AAF) student chapter received fourth place in their division at the National Student Advertising Competition.    

Communication students have secured internships with companies like Speedway Corporation, CBD Marketing, Milner Broadcasting Partners, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, and the Governors State University Foundation, just to name a few.   

Reach your career goals.

A bachelor’s degree in Communication provides you with a wide scope of career opportunities in private, public, and government sectors. Graduates of the program secure and build careers in professions such as advertising, consulting, customer service, digital marketing, human resources and training, media management, media writing, public affairs, public relations, and sales, leading to advanced positions such as Project Manager or Director of Communications. 

Concentrations:

Human Communication Concentration

Human communication skills are vital to organizations at every level, from the individual employee to the public at large. If you choose to concentrate in Human Communication, you will practice the theory and application of communicating with a wide range of audiences as you learn to influence and stabilize conditions by cultivating common ground.

Strategic Communication Concentration

Effective communication on a large scale requires a strategic plan to create a cohesive message. Professionals in areas such as advertising, digital marketing, journalism, media, and public relations use many platforms to reach an intended audience, and in the Communication program at GSU, you will work with the latest technology and platforms to be prepared for what’s next. 

 

Full Program Requirements

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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Cost and Financial Aid

Cost and Financial Aid

Our tuition estimator helps you calculate your cost of attendance. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you find ways to fund your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships

At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

All Academic Programs

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

Student Life

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations at Governors State University enrich your educational experience, allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and life beyond. Click here to explore additional student resources.

On-campus Residence

On-campus Residence

Prairie Place, our on-campus housing, provides many options to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population.

Campus Location

Campus Location

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