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About the Communication Program

Our Goal

The goal of the Communication Program is to develop graduates who possess communication competence in both theory and practice. Carroll communication graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of fields, including print and broadcast journalism, social media, health communication, public relations, management and human resources, as well as for advanced study in graduate school.

Cover The Spectrum Of The Field

Communication majors receive a strong foundation in the communication field, developing skills in writing, speaking, research and intercultural communication. Students majoring in communication can focus their expertise in one of the four areas: journalism, public relations, relational communication or liberal arts. Many students complement their communication major with a second major, completing a double major in four years.

Gain Experience

Communication majors at Carroll gain knowledge and experience through coursework, internships, volunteer opportunities and participation in campus organizations. We maintain an extensive list of internship placements with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Recent internship placements have included the Milwaukee County Zoological Society, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MetroParent magazine, American Cancer Society, The Milwaukee Bucks, and ABC News.

Study Abroad

The flexibility of the communication major allows students the opportunity to study abroad during the junior year in countries such as England and Mexico. In addition, the communication program offers a month-long trip to Thailand, where students develop their intercultural communication skills.

Get Involved

Communication majors are well equipped to make valuable contributions to campus organizations. Our majors routinely participate in organizations such as the New Perspective campus newspaper, WCCX campus radio, Student Senate, Carroll Activities Board, and Lambda Pi Eta, the communication national honor society.

Join Our Ranks Of Successful Alumni

We take great pride in maintaining a valuable network of alumni who serve students as mentors, internship supervisors and career contacts. Our alumni include newspaper reporters, advertising executives, public relations practitioners, university professors, technical writers, sales representatives and even an Emmy award-winning television producer.

Learn From Us

Communication faculty at Carroll are award-winning teachers and scholars who pride themselves on the personalized attention they give to students. Contact us at for more information.

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