Contact Nancy Kerr, Communication Program Director
Build expertise in a field that can take you anywhere.
Start taking Communication courses in your first semester. At Champlain, you'll spend four years gaining hands-on experience tailoring your messages for different audiences while you develop skills in design, technology, public relations, and event management.
In Champlain's Communication major, you'll learn by working on real projects and with local clients. You'll be able to work closely with your Faculty Advisor to customize your courses and internships to suit your interests and professional goals.
In our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll be taking Communication classes like Public Speaking and Video Storytelling during your first year. You'll soon be exploring new media tools and working with the latest technologies. This early experience is why so many employers seek our Communication majors as interns and employees: you're already prepared to do the work they need.
You'll culminate your academic experience with a Capstone project through a partnership with a local organization. By graduation, you will be a highly skilled, engaged, civic-minded professional with communication expertise that will open doors for you in a wide range of careers and industries.
Students in the Communication program are encouraged to become members of Champlain's chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the official communication honor society of the National Communication Association. Membership in these associations allows you access to many opportunities, including conferences, networking, internships, job fairs, competitions, and scholarships—and it looks great on your résumé!
Put your Communication expertise to work early. Employers often come looking for Champlain Communication students as interns because they know you've already practiced the work in class.
You'll have plenty of internship opportunities as an undergraduate Communication student—your Faculty Advisor and Career Coach will help you choose the options that best suit your interests and goals.
Communication professionals rely on cultural fluency and adaptability; these critical skills will be significantly developed by a semester abroad.
Whether through a third-party program (go almost anywhere in the world!) or a Champlain Abroad campus in Dublin or Montreal (your financial aid comes with you!) we encourage students to embark on a semester of global exploration.
A BRIGHT FUTURE
You can take your interest in content creation, interpersonal relationships, organizational leadership, and social media into just about any industry. Communication majors are prepared to work in a wide range of fields:
Just six months after graduation, 100% of our Communication graduates in the class of 2020 were employed or continuing their education. Of those employed, 100% were in positions relevant to their professional goals.
Learn more about our graduates' career success in Communication.
JUST THE FACTS
The 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges selected Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News & World Report (for the seventh consecutive year!) in its "America's Best Colleges" 2022 rankings.
Burlington, Vermont, our hometown, is ranked the #1 Best College Town by Travel + Leisure magazine.
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