Communication Studies Courses

Gain In-Demand Skills


As a Communication Studies major at Mission College, you'll learn to apply effective and appropriate communication skills in interpersonal, professional, intercultural, team, and group settings.

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Communication Studies Department

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A fun, social learning community that helps you develop confidence and competence in oral communication.

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Honors Program

Through the Honors Program, you can take Argumentation and Debate (COM 020H) or Public Speaking (COM 001H.)

Honors Program
Employers Seek Communication Skills

A survey of nearly 600 employers revealed what they want most from new graduate business hires—they want people who can speak well, write well, listen to others, present well, sell ideas to others, and negotiate with others in the course of running a business—in other words, they want communicators, with a capital C.*

Communication Studies Jobs Near Me

Skills Needed

These skills regularly out-rank teamwork and problem-solving as skills employers look for in job candidates. All of these skills are taught in our Communication Studies courses.

  • Listening Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Negotiation Skills

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Select Jobs for Communication Studies Majors

While some of these positions require an advanced degree, others only require an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies (or in a related discipline.) 

  • Broadcaster
  • Consumer Affairs Specialist
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Elected Official
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Community Affairs 
  • Business Executive
  • Journalist
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Salesperson
  • Actor or Performer
  • Psychologist

* Employers Want Communication Skills in New Hires.