Bachelor in Health Communication Middle Tennessee State University
The Princeton Review ranked communication studies as one of the top-ten college majors. MTSU’s program is student-centered, with small classes and personal advising. Communication Studies offer flexibility in career choices as well as the opportunity for personal development. Our courses stress developing strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of diverse cultures, improved problem-solving abilities, and the ability to work well in a group as both member and leader. Exciting opportunities in the program include the Experiential Learning Scholars Program (EXL), our internship program, and debate, which is open to all students. Not only does debate improve research skills and boost confidence, but it’s also a great way to make friends!
The major in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication equips students to understand communication as it applies to various health contexts and to be advocates for themselves and others in health-related experiences. Health Communication combines the skills, concepts, theories, and processes we talk about in our core communication classes and uses them to advance health and well-being. Students will emerge ready for successful careers in a variety of fields, such as health administration, public health, crisis and risk management, health education, patient advocacy, care coordination, and other opportunities both within and outside of the health sector. Students will also be prepared for the option of graduate studies. Acknowledging the dynamic landscape of health, students will learn critical communication skills by engaging with communication research about health theories, organizations, experiences, relationships, and technology.
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Depending on the combination of elective courses and minor(s), successful Communications majors can pursue careers in areas as diverse as business, law, education, the government, and non-profits.
Career possibilities include such areas as:
- Bank manager or loan officer
- Community outreach and education director
- Event planner
- Human resources manager
- Intercultural and diversity trainer
- International study abroad director
- Military officer
- Political campaign strategist
- Public relations practitioner
- University administrator
English Language Requirements
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