Drury GO Bachelor of Science in Communication

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The Communication major prepares students for diverse careers that draw upon critical thinking, written and oral communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and strategic leadership. Courses promote the application of theory and research in the development of communication messages, plans, and solutions. Career opportunities for communication majors include social media strategist, project manager, event planning, sales, public policy, communications specialist, and consulting.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication concepts, theories, and frameworks as they apply to professional and interpersonal contexts.
  • Produce strategic, audience-centered messages (both oral and written) that support organizational goals.
  • Demonstrate skill in analyzing communication problems and crafting ethical responses or solutions that recognize diverse perspectives.
  • Develop and demonstrate knowledge of effective approaches to leading teams and organizations.
  • Demonstrate competency in collecting and analyzing information for the development of engaging and high-impact presentations.

Career Information

Jobs in the advertising and marketing field are projected to grow 6.3% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $126,250. The median wage for marketing managers in Missouri specifically is $128,810.

A Bachelor of Science in Communication will prepare you to work in broad range of jobs, including:

  • Marketing manager
    • Projected growth: 8.1%
    • Median annual wage: $134,290
  • Sales manager
    • Projected growth: 5.1%
    • Median annual wage: $124,220
  • Public relations specialist
    • Projected growth: 6.4%
    • Median annual wage: $60,000
  • Fundraising manager
    • Projected growth: 7.8%
    • Median annual wage: $114,800
  • Operations manager
    • Projected growth: 10.1%
    • Median annual wage: $118,580

To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus 33 hours specific to the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree.