The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver enriches understanding of the roles of communication in everyday life, organizational settings, and public affairs. While the roots of the study of communication trace back to the ancient arts of philosophy, rhetoric, and aesthetics, its contemporary practices speak to the opportunities and dilemmas of participating in a globalized, mediated, and multicultural society.
A major in Communication develops knowledge and skills that are required for many different fields, including advertising, business, international relations, education, public service, government and politics, health care, and public relations. Because college graduates are expected to change careers approximately seven times over the course of their lives, and because employers across a wide variety of fields primarily seek applicants with strong oral and written communication skills, a degree in communication is a versatile and timely choice.
Earning a degree in communication equips students with the interpersonal, written, and verbal skills employers rank as their most desired employee qualities according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.