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The skills that a student develops as a communication studies major create a strong foundation for many professions. We teach our students to write for print, broadcast, and electronic media, and the research skills that our students learn prepare them for careers in academia, law, public relations, and business. The excellence our students demonstrate in oral presentation allows them to work in government, the church, and many other areas. Luther communication students also have the opportunity to work with digital video and nonlinear video editing equipment, and some Luther communication alumni obtain positions in television and radio news, production, and motion pictures.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), graduates with a communication studies major nationwide most commonly obtained careers in the following fields:

  • Education
  • Finance/insurance
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Management

The most common occupational fields among Luther graduates with a communication studies major include:

  • Public relations
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Development/fundraising
  • Sales (sales representative, retail manager)

Luther communication graduates are hired by diverse organizations, from marketing firms and small publishers, such as local newspapers or regional magazines, to national corporate institutions, such as Target.

Luther College aggressively tracks the career paths and outcomes of its graduates, from employment to graduate school to postgraduate service. View recent graduate statistics for further details.

Also of interest: Career Center