The department has several majors all of which develop student knowledge of a specific field of communication.

The program gives students grounding in communication scholarship along with a range of practical professional skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Media Planner 
  • Reporter
  • Copywriter 
  • Newscaster 
  • Advertising Manager 
  • Public Relations Specialist 
  • Crisis Communication Manager
  • Correspondant 
  • Account Executive 
  • Radio Broadcaster 

Communication Program and Degree Overview

The program helps students develop awareness of how communication practices impact individuals and society

We emphasize ethics and our classes seek to have students identify how their work impacts the world around them.

In addition to preparing students for an array of jobs, the Department of Communication prepares students for continuing graduate education. Across the majors students acquire strong research, writing, and analytical skills.

Based near downtown Chicago, our program places students in dynamic internships which provide them with learning experiences integral to future job placement.

When taking courses from our Communication Major, students will take a core set of courses and then choose an area of specialization relevant to their career paths.

The three specializations in the department are:

Additionally we have a Journalism major.

As a student at Concordia-Chicago, you will never sit in a lecture hall with hundreds of students. Our classes are taught by experienced professionals who are willing to assist you throughout your education process. Your professors will know you on an individual basis and will be available to address any concerns you may have. The Communication faculty is dedicated to preparing you for your role in communication.


Communication Major Opportunities

Concordia-Chicago has a television studio, a radio production studio and photography laboratories.

Students have the opportunity to work in the control room, sound room and editing suites.

Our campus broadcast station WCGR is completely student-run, allowing you to experience the radio and television worlds. Check out WCGR Radio and WCGR TV.

Meet our Faculty