This concentration is designed to provide the knowledge, values, perspectives, and skills necessary to understand the roles, functions, and operations of broadcast news.
This online degree completion option will help students enhance their marketability in today’s professional environment through the integration of theory and practice and the development of relational and organizational communication skills. Individuals who are proficient communicators are more valuable in contemporary organizations that are increasingly global, team-based, and feature flatter hierarchical structures.
Communication is identified as one of the top skills required in any organization. This option provides students with the knowledge, values, perspectives, and skills necessary to understand the roles, functions, strategies, and management of positions within organizations with high communication demands.
This concentration is designed to provide the knowledge, values, perspectives, and skills necessary to understand the roles, functions, and operations of various electronic media. This program of study is focused on balancing theoretical issues with practical experience.
The Health Communication major prepares students to communicate and promote positive health behaviors in professional health care settings and in health advocacy.
Our students learn to design, evaluate, and implement health communication programs in a variety of professional settings. We take an interdisciplinary approach by emphasizing the intersection of strategic communication and health promotion as the foundation for educating individuals and creating healthier communities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sees health communication as fundamental to all health–related occupations. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 of the 30 fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare and health education. A sample of job titles is listed below.
• Patient/ Victims Advocate
• Patient Services Coordinator
• Healthcare Marketing/ PR specialist
• Director of Employee Health & Wellness programs
• Human Resources Benefits Coordinator
• Health Educator
• Occupational Health Program Manager
• Hospital/ Practice Administrator
• Health Promotion Specialist
• Community Outreach Coordinator
• Social Worker
• Pharmaceutical Salesperson
• Positions in government and social service agencies
With advanced/additional degrees, health communication provides an excellent basis for careers in:
• Health Care Law
This option is designed for students who are interested in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities that facilitate effective communication in personal, professional, and group contexts. Students can tailor the program so as to prepare themselves for work in multiple or multi-faceted communicative environments.