Career Success

Why Communication?

A Bachelor of  Science degree in Communication is one prized by employers because these graduates typically have had a well-rounded educational experience with a focus on excellence in all aspects of written and oral communication. Communication degrees translate into job opportunities in every industry.

Why Communication at Champlain?

Thanks to our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll be taking classes like Public Speaking, Media & Society, Audio Production and Video Storytelling, among others during your first year at Champlain.

As a Communication major at Champlain, you'll explore new media tools and work with the latest communication technology available. Learn to apply integrated marketing communication skills to classroom and real-client communication projects.  You will explore a wide range of media topics to find what best suits your interests, and can tailor the program to your passions, such as social media, television production or sonic arts.

Champlain Communication Graduates Are Ready. 

One of the fastest growing majors at Champlain, Communication boasts graduates who are carving out unique professional territory in areas such as nonprofit communications, social media management, human resources, public relations, advertising, public service, television, broadcasting and radio.

This program is outstanding if you are considering going straight to graduate school. In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, the Communication program focuses on helping students become completely market ready or prepared for advanced graduate study. Highlights include:

  • Taught exclusively by experts who have extensive experience and ongoing affiliations with their respective industries, the Communication program at Champlain is the premier destination in the country for those who want a forward-thinking, contemporary communication education that will translate into job success.
  • You will acquire invaluable production-oriented skills like scripting, video shooting and advanced audio and video editing.
  • Every student completes a well-balanced portfolio of sample work including work you've produced for real clients.
  • Focus on practical workplace application and hands-on projects created for a wide variety of real-world clients that prepare you to be an accomplished and effective communicator.
  • Multiple internship opportunities help you explore and put the finishing touches on an integrated set of skills that will launch a successful career.
  • Your senior Communication capstone experience will allow you to tie your career-centered Champlain education to your internship to create a distinctive reflection of your knowledge, experience and talent.

Job placements for Communication graduates have also been outstanding. In fact, 86% of Communication graduates in the Class of 2017 are employed within six months of graduating, and of those employed, 95% are in positions relevant to their career goals.