Hiram College

Communication Major

Traditional Undergraduate

Conveying Ideas Through Communication

At Hiram, students learn that clear and concise communication is essential to building and maintaining relationships. As the foundation of all professional and personal relationships, communication conveys ideas, builds discourse between cultures, and markets goods and services to the public.

Who are Hiram’s Communication Students?

Communication majors at Hiram College are curious, open-minded, and hardworking. As students aim to prepare themselves for a career that relies on effectively and ethically conveying ideas. The communication major allows Hiram graduates to pursue any career that requires effective communication, making it ideal for those who want to build the new liberal arts™ skills that lead to career success. Common career paths include the following:

Public relations specialist * Marketing manager * Social media manager * Radio producer * Broadcast content manager * Journalist * Editor * Communication coordinator * Human resources professional * Public speaker or speech writer * Pharmaceutical sales representative * Educator (corporate or higher education) * Lawyer * The National Communication Association, the organization that studies all forms of communication

Taylor Cook

“I hope to work in public relations or marketing for a large corporation or for political candidates”

-Taylor Cook ‘22

As communication students engage with their peers and faculty members, they build meaningful relationships within the program that help them achieve their fullest potential. With a shared sense of solidarity and personalized attention from professors, communication majors earn their degrees with network ties and a sense of responsibility that serve them well beyond their time at Hiram.

By pairing communication with a minor in another discipline, communication majors can further tailor their degree to their unique ambitions. The major pairs well with any Hiram minor, and students frequently choose the following pairings: *Entrepreneurship * Integrative exercise science *ManagementPolitical science *PsychologyPublic health *Sociology  You can also explore the program requirements.

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About the Communication Degree Program

Hiram’s rigorous communication major is grounded in a diverse curriculum, providing students with both a well-rounded foundation and the opportunity to tailor the degree with an area of study they’re truly passionate about, such as Intercultural communication, Mass and mediated communication, Relational communication, Rhetorical communication, explored in all three concentrations.


  • Hinsdale

    One of the main academic classroom buildings located on the Hiram College campus, Named after the first permanent president of the College, Burke A. Hinsdale (1870-1882), the building is home to a variety of classrooms and houses faculty offices, and The Office of the President

  • Podcast Studio

    The Bark consist of various students recording podcasts about all things Hiram College, from academics to athletics and everything in between. Student podcasts will mostly feature timely material.

  • Study Abroad

Xinlu Yu Headshot

Xinlu Yu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Learn more about all of the majors, minors, and opportunities that await you within the Scarborough School of Business & Communication