What Can I Do with a Comm Studies Degree?

Rick Bastien, Writer, HLN

The diversity of the Communication Studies program really helped me prepare for my career. I use critical thinking skills that I learned during Professor Traugott's communications statistics class on a daily basis.

Val Boreland, Comedy Central

I grew up loving television, so for me the obvious choice for a major was Communication Studies. I am so fortunate to have been able to merge my studies and my passion into a very rewarding, challenging and fun career.


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Kara Sundlun, Broadcaster, WFSB, Channel 3

Communication Studies at University of Michigan allowed me to study what I love so today I can do what I love! Now I am paying it forward with the Kara Sundlun House Scholarship for aspiring broadcasters.

Tracy Wolfson, Sideline Reporter, CBS Sports Network

The opportunity this university has provided me, the education, the experience, the connections, the friendships and the life lessons I learned at Michigan are a big reason I was able to achieve my dream.

Our graduates go into a variety of fields, including: 

  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Broadcast and print journalism
  • Television and film production
  • Book publishing
  • Magazine editing and publishing
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Public affairs
  • Graduate work in law, journalism, business, and communication studies