Professional Communication

at Metropolitan State University

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program is based on a foundation of communication theory and practical application. There are three different tracks that lead to a major in professional communication: 1) Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication 2) Organizational Communication and 3) Public Relations. Interpersonal communication professionals focus on interpersonal, intercultural, presentational and organizational issues. Organizational communication specialists understand how internal communication can be improved through building teams, training, coordinating efforts, analyzing information flow and resolving conflicts. Public relations practitioners require outstanding communication skills and knowledge to accomplish responsibilities of planning and research, promotion, media relations, lobbying, special events, publications production and customer relations.

Program Locations

  • Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106

Labor Market Information

  • Radio and Television Announcers
  • Median wage:$16.73/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Communications Teachers
  • Median wage:$60,869/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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