Earn a Communication Degree
Develop communication skills to complement any career choice
Employers desire candidates with strong communication skills meaning communication majors are marketable and successful. Our communication program includes instruction in theoretical and practical approaches to understanding human relationships and public discourse. Students who choose the communication major will refine their oral and written communication skills.
While in this program, you will participate in an internship to help build your resume. Our Catholic college is located in a metropolitan setting, allowing us to use professional communicators to teach some of our courses. Interested in journalism? You have the opportunity to work on a publication whose advisor is a professional journalist at the Wichita Eagle.
VICTOR MURDOCK COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP
The Victor Murdock Communications Scholarship was established in 1976 for students at Newman University who are interested in careers in Journalism or Communications. It is funded on an annual basis by the Victor Murdock Foundation and takes into account the financial need of each applicant. It is the desire of Newman University to provide funds that will enable talented students with a financial need to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.
Latest Communication News
Congratulations to Courtney Klaus for being selected for the Wichita Professional Communicators’ 2019 scholarship.
Congrats to the staff of The Vantage, who today snagged 30 individual awards at the Kansas Collegiate Media awards.
Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., reached out to two of her colleagues with a rough idea for a panel proposal. Together, the three crafted “What Now? Millennial Writers Engaging the World”
After attending the spring semester Highway 54 Career Fair, which is co-hosted by Newman University and Friends University, Newman Jet student-athlete Anthony Navarrete has landed an internship position with KSN-TV — a local news station
Jessica (Fagherazzi) Oberwortmann ’14 has been driven to succeed her entire life, and now she is doing just that. Oberwortmann began doing marketing and branding work for friends on the side but the requests got
One of Newman University’s traditions during its annual Baccalaureate Mass is for selected students to share a reflection. In 2018 Communication major Ariana Nayeli Esparza shared her thoughts about her Newman experience.
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About Our Communication Program
Bachelor of Art in Communication
This degree focuses on preparing you to communicate effectively in a variety of fields.
- Report for a newspaper or news station as a journalist
- Practice public relations or strategic communication
- Manage social media and advertising campaigns in a marketing firm
- Pursue a career in human resources
While earning your Bachelor of Art in Communication, you can expect to take courses including Oral Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, and Gender Studies. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.
MINOR IN JOURNALISM
If you plan to get a Major in Communication, you should consider adding a Minor in Journalism. Communication majors with a journalism background with add strength to your marketability especially if you are set on becoming a writer, documentarian, or work in news. Learn more about the Minor in Journalism.
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About Our Faculty
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in communication. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in the field of communication, you can expect a promising future.
A degree in communication will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties. Here are some examples of potential careers and their median salaries*.
- Author / Writer ($69,130 a year)
- Editor ($64,910 a year)
- Public Relations Specialist ($65,830 a year)
- Reporter or Journalist ($46,560 a year)
* Salaries are based on median wages (professionals with years of experience) in the United States according to 2015 statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Our communication students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in our Wichita community. Some of our students have interned at the following locations: 93.9 Radio Station, Atomic Billboards, Clear Channel Communication, Intrust Bank Arena, KAKE-TV Channel 10, The Wichita Eagle, Wichita Thunder, Wichita Wingnuts, and the YMCA.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our communication program, our students can join the Communication Club and Communications Facebook Club. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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Successful Program Outcomes
Success Story — Delaney Hiegert, Class of 2018
Newman student Delaney Hiegert loves to write. Luckily for her, she turned this hobby into a successful career opportunity when she decided to join The Vantage, the Newman University student-produced newspaper. Delaney had been an undecided major, but once she became more involved in the paper, she decided to become a communication major. This only led to more opportunities, as the advisor at Newman helped her to land an internship with the Wichita Eagle. When asked about the experience, Delaney said, “It was really fun. I got to write stories I was interested in. It was a good way to expand my connections and network a little bit.” While her internship came to a close, Delaney was offered a freelancing position that she was able to continue through the school year.
We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
“Playing volleyball and being a communication major was the best decision I ever made. I couldn't have asked for college to go any other way, and now I'm excited to see what opportunity Newman has given me for the future.”
Emily Harvey, Communication (Summa Cum Laude)
“Coming to Newman University, I was a little anxious about it being a small school because I didn't really know if I was going to have the same college experience as some of my other friends, however that became my favorite thing about Newman. I was able to be involved in so many different aspects of campus, student organizations, and different things on campus that really helped me grow as a leader, as a person, and I think that is a big reason why I'm headed to KU Law in the fall. I really am thankful for all of the opportunities that Newman has provided for me because I don't think that I would be where I am right now if I went anywhere else.”
Delaney Hiegert, Communication (Summa Cum Laude)
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