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Communications

Overview

The closest you'll ever get to being a hypnotist.

Description

Communications is a medley of a bunch of different majors. You take a pinch of education and a dash of journalism, and then you combine that with two cups of equal parts economics, psychology, political science, and anthropology. Mix it all up, and you've got one mean communications gumbo. While you can't find this flavor at your local soup bar, you certainly will at many universities.

Communications is as versatile as they come. Grads go into just about every field from journalism and advertising to law and education. There's no stopping communications majors. This probably has something to do with the fact that communications majors spend a lot of time taking courses in public relations, marketing, and, well, communication.

By the end of college, these grads can talk their way out of (or into) anything, and they sure know how to spin a story. Ah, the power of manipulation, an invaluable skill for advertising to the consumer culture of today. You'll never know how much you want the newest Taco Bell menu item until a communications major tells you so. It's no wonder they excel in all kinds of career fields.

Percentage of US students who major in Communications:

1.74%

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