Academics

Communication

With our diversity of classes, you will have great opportunities in a variety of communications fields. A few careers to consider: photojournalist, producer, reporter, public relations specialist, event planner, disk jockey or account executive. In order to prepare you for the future, courses will emphasize important lifelong skills such as writing, speaking, organization and critical thinking.

Program Overview

As a student at Concordia University Chicago, you will never sit in a lecture hall with hundreds of students. Our classes are taught by experienced professionals who are willing to assist you throughout your education process. Your professors will know you on an individual basis and be available to address any concerns you may have. The Communication faculty is dedicated to preparing students for their role in communication.

General Course Information

To prepare you for the future, courses will emphasize important lifelong skills such as writing, speaking, organization and critical thinking. We emphasize the importance of education and experience, so you are prepared to hit the ground running when you enter the workforce.

Courses will examine communication and its relation to individuals, small groups and large organizations, as well as its many forms including written, oral, visual and technological. Elective options include graphic design, digital photography, advertising, journalism courses, psychology and more. If you major in communication at Concordia-Chicago, you will be taking courses that cover the fundamentals of communication:

  • interpersonal communication
  • public relations
  • radio broadcast
  • media production
  • introduction to film
  • advanced speech
  • business communication 

For details about required courses, please visit our online catalog.

Opportunities

Concordia-Chicago has a television studio, a radio production studio and photography laboratories. Students have the opportunity to work in the control room, sound room and editing suites.

Our campus broadcast station WCGR is completely student-run, allowing you to experience the radio and television worlds. Check out WCGR Radio and WCGR TV.

 

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Faculty

Career Possibilities

Communications Specialist

Media Planner

Public Information Officer

Reporter

Copywriter

Newscaster

Script Writer

Advertising Manager

Freelancer

Public Relations Specialist

Professor

Editor-in-Chief

Correspondent

Account Executive

Radio Broadcaster

Crisis Communication Manager