The ability to communicate effectively is consistently listed
as the number one skill employers look for in new hires.
Communication offers students the opportunity to study various aspects of communication in everyday social settings. A degree in Communication helps prepare graduates to work in many positions in business, government, and the non-profit sector. Students are offered the opportunity to study verbal and non-verbal communication in interpersonal, organizational and cultural contexts. Our students also learn about the role of public speaking in society and develop their own speaking skills.
Did You Know?
Students develop valuable public speaking skills and learn about the role of public speaking in society.
Our students have opportunities to present their own research and interact with top scholars at local, regional and national academic conferences.
Our students have received internships at television and radio stations, in local businesses, PR organizations, and even presidential campaigns!
A Communication degree prepares students for jobs in Television, Business, Government, Sales, Non-Profits and many more.
What You Will Learn as a Communication Major:
~ Interpersonal Communication
~ Communication in Relationships
~ Nonverbal Communication
~ Intercultural Communication
~ Health Communication
~ Organizational Communication
~ Public speaking
~ Voice and Diction
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Michael Fairley is an award-winning Associate Professor of Communication at Austin College. He has traveled to eleven different countries with students, teaching about the relationship between culture, communication and nature, as well as teaching Communication courses at Austin College.
Debra Flowers teaches courses in public speaking, communication in human relations, and family communication. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of communication and is the author of three books.
JanTerms are a one-month, intensive study either at home or abroad, offered in January or May.
China -- Chile -- Argentina -- New Zealand -- Australia
Peru -- Ecuador -- Guatemala -- Belize -- Mexico -- Iceland
Mike Fairley and Physics professor, David Baker, offer many travel courses to different parts of the world, studying culture and communication. Many Communication students, as well as students across campus, have participated in these.