Rewarding work in communication and beyond

As a liberal arts degree, the BA in Communication prepares you for any career that calls for higher literacy skills, analytical reasoning, and critical thinking. And of course the major prepares you for work as a communication specialist in industry, educational institutions, research organizations, political organizations, religious groups, and local, state, and federal government agencies. Here are some examples of what our graduates have gone on to do:

  • Production, sales, or programming for print or digital media.
  • Media and communication advisor for a political campaign, intercultural organization, labor union, or government agency.
  • Communication consultant for a personnel management, advertising, or sales organization.

Many of our graduates also go on to graduate degrees, in fields such as law, business, human services, and education, in addition to communication-related degrees such as public relations and integrated marketing communications.

Be sure to visit Career Services online and in person in order to take advantage of the many ways that they support UMass Amherst students in their career planning. In addition, please visit the alumni section of our website to learn how Communication graduates have assisted students like you with their career plans. Whether it's sharing their advice and expertise at career events or participating on our advisory board or serving as mentors to our students, these alums want to help!