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Why should I major in communication studies or journalism?


A bachelor degree in communication and journalism also prepares students who want to enter graduate school for advanced studies in communication, media, education or other related fields.

Possible Job Titles in Communication & Journalism

  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Photojournalist
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer and Author

Undergraduate Advising

Ryan Pumroy
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Watson 217

Graduate Advising

Kathleen Valde
Director of Graduate Studies
Watson Hall 205

Contact Us

Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028