Employers agree: communication skills are among the most important qualifications their workers can have. Communication is a thoroughly interdisciplinary field of study, combining insights from the creative and liberal arts, business, humanities, and social sciences. Lakeland’s unique curriculum accentuates the growing role of new media in communication. This makes it one of the only Communication programs in the region to specifically prepare students for the realities of the cultural and professional landscape created by new media, in concert with more traditional communication forums.
Communication majors will learn to develop their public speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills, and become engaged and ethical communicators. Communication majors find opportunities for employment in a wide array of careers, including designing and administrating public and professional communication campaigns, public speaking, working in traditional and new media industries, promotions and advertising, public relations, writing and journalism, web content creation and analysis, public policy research, interviewing and human resources, communication consultancy, corporate training, labor relations, and speech-writing. Others will find that a degree in Communication also provides a solid foundation for continuing one’s education with a professional degree in law or business, or a graduate degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.