3 Reasons to Earn a Degree in Communications

By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Posted on June 29, 2016  in  [ Language & Communication ]

With a degree in communications from GCU, the possibilities are endless. As you learn about the key facets of contemporary communication, not only can you prepare for an exciting career, but you can also develop a foundation of skills that can help you to live a full and balanced life. Here are three reasons to consider earning a degree in communications:

Learn Valuable Skills

The knowledge you gain in your communications degree program can benefit you in many different areas of your life. As you learn to be an effective communicator, you can improve your critical thinking skills as well as your ethical decision-making abilities.

In addition, you will grow in your abilities to communicate through writing and speaking. Not only will having these skills benefit you in your career, but they can also be beneficial in your personal life, as you build and maintain your relationships.

Prepare for a Wide Variety of Careers

Being an effective communicator can allow you to get ahead in many different careers. For example, media, public relations, marketing and human resources are some of the many fields communication majors can go into.

Communication is a necessary skill for almost all professions, and effective communicators will always be needed in the workplace. Therefore, choosing to study communication is a wise decision if you are looking to explore different avenues in your career.

Discover Your Passion

In your communications degree program, you can discover what you are passionate about. For example, you may find that you enjoy learning about relational communication and want to become a counselor.

Or, you may discover you have a talent for writing for the media. In addition, a bachelor’s degree in communications can also prepare you to apply for law school if you want to go into this field. Ultimately, a degree in communications will provide you with a foundation to build a successful career.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to helping you advance your ability to think critically, apply analytical constructs and communicate complex ideas clearly. To learn about majors and degree programs at GCU, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information form at the top of the page today!

About College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Letters and Voices is a blog that explores the impact of communications and language in our daily lives. The choices we make in the communication messages we send and receive structure the nature of our relationships, drive our motivations and values in career and community, as well as create positive solutions to address current problems. We hope that you will find these blog entries engaging and thought-provoking as you reflect on the impact your own communication choices have in your life and the lives of those around you.


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