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Earn Your Communication Degree at UW

Hone your communication skills and prepare for a rewarding career in media, marketing and beyond.

Communication is a liberal arts degree relevant to a variety of careers including community relations, public relations, politics, nonprofits, sports and many other fields.

If you enjoy crafting stories, building professional networks and staying up-to-date on pop culture, politics or other media, a communication degree could be right for you.

About Communication at UW

The UW communication program is flexible, molding to meet the interest of different students. We offer several core courses in addition to various interest tracks, such as public relations or political communication, but it is up to you to pick courses of interest that build toward a successful communication degree—with the guidance of our outstanding faculty, of course.

The program teaches you to think critically, express yourself clearly and solve problems in the communication field.

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Concentrations are not required for the communication major. However, students are free to select a focused area of study that interests them. 

Concentration Options:

  • Advertising
  • Visual Communication
  • Cultural Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Communication 

Communication students take a variety of courses as they discover which career path is best for them. A few student favorites include:

  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Video Production

View the full bachelor of arts in communication degree program curriculum.

View the full bachelor of science in communication degree program curriculum

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What Can You Do With a Communication Degree?

Just as you might suspect, a communication degree is designed to prepare students to excel in those careers where communication is essential, whether in media, politics, sports, local organizations or beyond. The skills you'll acquire at UW's communication program will prepare you for the following careers and more.

Communication Careers

These are just some of the fields you could work in with a degree in communication:

  • Writer
  • Designer
  • Brand manager
  • Copywriter
  • Social media manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Human resource manager
  • Digital content strategist
  • Nonprofit publicist
  • Event planner
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Examples of where University of Wyoming communication alumni are working and making a difference:

  • National Park Service, Yellowstone
  • University of Wyoming
  • Speak Up Consulting & Coaching in Florida
  • The Laramie Reporter
  • TaylorMade Golf Company, San Diego
  • KCTV5 in Kansas City
  • Laramie County Community College
  • CSPAN in Washington, DC
  • REMAX Capital Properties in Cheyenne
  • University of Houston
  • University of Wyoming Foundation
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Communication Bachelors Degree Program Highlights

Communication majors at UW have a wide range of interests and career ambitions. That's why we ensure our program is adaptable to your specific goals. Here are a few other reasons why students choose to be a communication major.


Internships are not required for communication majors, but they are strongly recommended. Each semester, the department puts out a list of available internships in the Laramie area, but students can work with the internship coordinator to have an internship count in any location if they have a communication emphasis. Internships are vital to applying classroom learning to the job arena.

Honor Society

The department has an honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, that junior and senior majors with strong GPAs can engage in. The honor society is a great opportunity to connect with students in the major, as well as learn more about professional topics and have strong access to the COJO faculty. For current news, visit Lambda Pi Eta's Facebook and Instagram!

Study Abroad

A study abroad scholarship, the Muhlberg Award, is available to a communication student through a competitive application process. It is normally around $6,000. Specialized research opportunities are also available on a case-by-case basis by asking Department Head, Cindy Price Schultz.

Networking & Events

Looking to get plugged in with a strong communication community? Our department of Communication and Journalism offers numerous events throughout the year that allow students to connect and build impactful relationships. Check out our Instagram and Facebook for the most current news!

The University of Wyoming has played a critical role throughout my entire professional career starting with my internship as a part of my Communication degree coursework. The projects that I worked on both through the courses and the job pushed me to think broader and more strategically. Many of those concepts still guide my decision making today.

- Jack Tennant, 2010 graduate
Executive Director of UW Alumni Association

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COJO Department

Ross Hall Rm. 223/224

1000 E. University Ave., WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3122