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Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, Minor, Concentration
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Arts
School of Business

Make Voices Be Heard and Messages Be Seen With a Career in Communications

Catawba College prepares talented Communication majors for some of the most challenging and rewarding careers in media production, journalism, marketing, public relations and news broadcasting with multiple program concentration offerings.

The deeply experiential Communications programs at Catawba College provide students with real-world, hands-on opportunities to explore the world of traditional and contemporary communications methods, either through the laser-focused Communication B.A. or the Business Administration B.S. with concentration in Communication. Whether you want to turn your passion for the written and spoken word into a deeply fulfilling career or explore your communications skills and interests while learning about how they integrate with the challenging world of business, we have a degree option for you.

Special courses of interest that are part of our Communication programs include Introduction to Digital Media Production, where you’ll plan, shoot, edit, and screen your own short movies, and Digital Cultures, focusing on how digital technology impacts all facets of life. Here, you might develop promotional videos for Catawba College and other North Carolina businesses and non-profits, intern with regional sports teams and media organizations, write an exposé, give a highly technical oral presentation to a large audience, or even host your own radio show, perhaps all in the same semester.

  • Participate

    Work for the student newspaper, The Pioneer, develop real-world skills participating in Lambda Pi Eta, the national Communication Honor Society, and join the American Marketing Association.

  • Media Lab

    Communication students use professional, broadcast-quality camcorders and iMac workstations to shoot and edit their videos.

  • Scholarships

    New and transfer day students majoring in a Business program at Catawba have the opportunity to be considered for a Business scholarship.

If you want to have the freedom to design an ideal life for yourself, Catawba makes it possible for you to do so. Catawba won’t do it for you, but Catawba will help you along the way.

Victoria Whetzel ’17 Fashion Model for Ford Models Inc., Podcast Host, NYC TEA, Community Engagement for New York Cares; Communication major with Theatre Arts minor

Program Details

Internships in Communication

Internships in Communication

Integrated Marketing Communication majors at Catawba College take advantage of the internship opportunities available in nearby metropolitan markets at many media outlets and at public relations and creative advertising agencies. Catawba’s Marketing and Communication students have interned with:

  • Greensboro’s 93.1 The Wolf radio station
  • CBS Broadcasting Network in New York City on shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS This Morning, CBS Sports
  • Downtown Salisbury, Inc.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Public Relations Office
  • The Salisbury Post

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Jobs - Communication majors from Catawba College are hard at work in the following positions:

    • Newspaper Reporter
    • Construction Solutions Manager
    • Television Production Assistant
    • Admissions Counselor

Graduate Schools - Catawba Communication majors are being enrolled at the following graduate schools:

    • UNC-Charlotte
    • UNC-Greensboro
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Department of Marketing, Communication & Digital Media

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