The program has majors that 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 

Study Format

  • On Campus

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 giving students the tools needed for an array of jobs, Communication and Journalism programs also prepare 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 and a radio production studio.

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.


The Department of Communication’s internship program allows students to take what they have learned from courses and apply it into the work field. Internships are a great way for students to gain experience for their future careers. 

No matter which communication specialty students chose to follow, internships help them further their education from professionals that are succeeding in their professions. While working with their faculty advisor and internship advisor, the student will set goals and expectations to work on for the duration of the position. When the position comes to a close, the student will review what they learned from the internship and if it is something they want to pursue. This also gives students the ability to earn class credit for their work.

Being in close proximity to downtown Chicago, there are so many unique and diverse internships for students to choose from. If you do not see something on this list that fits what you are looking for, do not worry, the Communication Department is always willing to help you find what suits you best. With over 120 internships in the department’s database, and even more options to be found, there are plenty of opportunities that will push students to grow and become better professionals.

If you have any questions or need advice on internships, feel free to stop by the Department of Communication and talk to any of the professors or staff or give us a call at 708-488-4328.