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The world of communication has always been fast-paced and fluid, evolving quickly to keep up with modern technology.

Today, these changes are happening faster than ever.

At Coker, our discussion-based round-table learning philosophy challenges you to explore, communicate, and defend your ideas, teaching you how to think critically and ask purposeful questions. You don’t just absorb information; you interact with the coursework in a way that trains you to think on a higher level. When you combine this learning environment with the communication program’s diverse coursework, you get a broad base of knowledge plus the ability to learn new skills quickly and think innovatively. So wherever the technology and trends of communication go next, you’ll be ready.


At Coker, our discussion-based round-table learning philosophy actively develops your analytical and communication skills, teaching you how to think critically and ask purposeful questions. You don’t just absorb information; you interact with the coursework in a way that trains you to think on a higher level. As a Coker communication major, you will learn how to learn—and with internships and an individual capstone research project to prepare you for the professional world, you graduate with all the tools you need to build a successful career.


Sport Communication

A concentration in sport communication is offered through the Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies. Refer to the Physical Education section for more information.

Download the Academic Catalog

For a more detailed explanation of requirements, including course descriptions, download the Academic Catalog.

A communication major at Coker prepares you for a versatile career that might take you from a television news studio to a corporate boardroom; or from the city room of a newspaper to the sales office of a multinational company. In today’s fast-paced, globalized world, consumers are bombarded with information every day—and companies have to work harder than ever to craft messages that compete for attention. For this reason, communication skills are more valued than ever in a broad array of careers.

For more information on potential career paths, click here.

Examples of alternate career paths you can follow with your art degree:
  • Actor
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Announcer
  • Assoc. Publisher
  • Audience Analyst
  • Book Designer
  • Broadcast Station Mgr.
  • Campaign Dir.
  • Communication Trainer
  • Community Relations Dir.
  • Community Relations Liaison
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Corporate Public Affairs Specialist
  • Counselor
  • Creative Dir.
  • Customer Relations Representative
  • Dir. of Corporate Communication
  • Disc Jockey
  • Editorial Dir.
  • Film Dir.
  • Film Producer
  • Film Tape Librarian
  • Floor Mgr.
  • Foreign Relations Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Planner
  • Media Relations Mgr.
  • Mediator
  • Mgr., Investor Relations
  • News Anchor
  • News Dir.
  • News Supervisor
  • Press Secretary
  • Producer
  • Product Promotion Writer
  • Production Editor
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Affairs Dir.
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Public Relations Mgr.
  • Publications Advisor
  • Publicity Mgr.
  • Reporter
  • Research & Editorial Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Speech Instructor
  • Staff Consultant
  • Technical Dir.
  • Television Specialist
  • Transmitter Engineer
  • Writer

At Coker, your professors are engaged and invested in your success from day one. Whether you need a little extra help in class, advice on where to pursue an internship, or a stellar recommendation for grad school, you’ll find support and guidance all four years.


Professor Emeritus of Communication
Professor Emeritus of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication; Coordinator of the Communication Program
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communications