Saint Louis University

Major in Communication

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate communication degree.

Saint Louis University Communication Degree Overview 

Saint Louis University's undergraduate communication degree teaches you both the theory and practice of communicating with people effectively and ethically. Many of SLU's communication students take advantage of internship opportunities that provide valuable work experience and a chance to identify and refine their career interests and strengths.

You'll also have the chance to pursue your communication interests outside the classroom at SLU, using our digital production studios, participating in student media organizations such as KSLU, SLU-TV and The University News, and through memberships in student clubs, including Ad Club and PR Club.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Communication Program

If you choose to major in communication at SLU, you'll pick between five areas of concentration:
  • Advertising and public relations
  • Communication, culture and community
  • Leadership, organizing and relating
  • Journalism and media studies
  • Communication studies

What Can You Do With a Communication Degree from SLU?

More than 90 percent of graduates from Saint Louis University's undergraduate communication degree program begin a career in their chosen fields, including advertising, event planning, journalism and public affairs. Recent communication graduates from SLU hold a variety of positions at organizations in the St. Louis area and across the nation. Some of these include:

  • News reporter
  • Community or media relations specialist
  • Public information officer
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Advertising agency account executive
  • Social media coordinator
  • Event coordinator
  • Copy writer
  • Creative director
  • Graphic designer
  • Market researcher
  • Volunteer coordinator 

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.

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