Every job opening across the nation includes the caveat: good oral and written communication skills
required. This ubiquitous major delves into exciting careers that transcend oral and written skills.
As a communication major you will develop theoretical and practical skills, participate in two valuable
internships, and interact with professionals in the field.
Within this major, you will choose from one of three tracks:
Organizational Communication prepares you to be a successful communicator in the corporate world
by combining courses in communication, business, and information technology.
Public Relations and Journalism strengthens your professional writing skills to prepare you for careers
focused on reporting, managing company messages, representing an organization professionally, and
Digital Communication combines traditional communication classes with emerging technologies, social
networking, and online media outlets. This track includes two sub-tracks, broadcast media or graphic
Several national honor societies recognize the achievements of communication majors. Immaculata
offers Alpha Psi Omega (the national honorary dramatic fraternity: IU chapter of Iota Nu); Sigma Tau
Delta (international collegiate honor society for students of English: IU chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma);
Lambda Pi Eta (national honor society for communication students)
If you’re interested in expanding your collegiate experience and want to gain exposure to various
communication skills, you can participate in the drama club, Cue and Curtain Players; write for the
student newspaper, the Immaculatan; or submit entries for the annual literary magazine, Pilgrimages.
Where Can I work
A degree in communication can lead to careers in broadcast and print journalism, digital
communication and social media; advertising and marketing; media relations, creative writing, public
relations, and theatrical art to name a few. Plus, you will develop the written and oral skills that are
require of every profession!