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In addition to a liberal arts education, Communication Studies majors prepare for careers in this highly competitive, ever-evolving field by completing a rigorous course load.
Requirements for a major in Communication Studies
Requirements for a minor in Communication Studies
Student Success
of Marietta graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
consecutive years ranked in the top 15 US News and World Report rankings
Members of the Communication Resource Center meet with Professor Cheongmi Shim
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A Communication Studies student speaks into a microphone
Communication Studies students listen during a lecture from Professor Lori Smith

What You’ll Learn

It’s no surprise that Marietta graduates are successful PR and marketing specialists, copywriters, and corporate communications professionals.

Communication skills are at the heart of a liberal arts education. When you graduate from Marietta, you will feel confident in your strong interpersonal communication, critical thinking, decision-making, writing and research, and persuasive public speaking skills, that you will be prepared to make a positive contribution to any professional environment.

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The department’s vision is to be the most dynamic, innovative, and inclusive collegiate learning environment, engaging diverse students and communities in the creation and practice of effective communication that changes the world.

Outcomes — Graduate School
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Florida
  • Xavier University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • West Virginia University - Law School
  • Emerson College
Outcomes — Internships
  • American Cancer Society
  • Walt Disney World
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Strong Women-Strong Girls
  • United Way
  • Moroch Partners
  • Marietta Memorial Hospital
Outcomes — Professions
  • LinkedIn — Senior Account Executive
  • WVU College of Health and Human Services — Marketing and Communications Director
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. — Senior Marketing Associate
  • South Carolina Research Authority  — Communications Manager
  • Macy's Inc. — Senior Designer, Talent Center of Expertise
  • Procter & Gamble — Brand Building/Purchasing Manager
  • Materion Corp. — Campus & Diversity Talent Acquisition Specialist 
Bring Forth a Pioneer


Can I add a second major as a Communication Studies student?

Many students select to combine their major in Communication Studies with a major in another department. Our students commonly select:

  • Political Science
  • English
  • Psychology 
  • History
  • Sport Management
Will I be required to complete an internship to graduate?

No, but it is an option. All Communication Studies majors must complete an internship or a capstone. Because our faculty have professional connections around the globe — many are Marietta College graduates — they will assist you with internship opportunities. Of course, you are also encouraged to seek out your own internship in the U.S. or abroad.

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Are there specific scholarships for Communication Studies majors?

Marietta College offers a variety of scholarships — some are general and some are connected to certain majors or programs.

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Are you ready to become a Pioneer? 

It's time to Blaze a New Trail!

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