Communication Studies

You can major in Communication studies and speech at Hastings College
Why Major in Communication Studies?

With a Communication Studies major or minor at Hastings College, you’ll build expertise and confidence in critical communication skills while also discovering how to critique and analyze communication patterns among people, within businesses and organizations, and between cultures.

Communication Studies (speech) majors at Hastings College do a lot more than spend time in classrooms; you’ll be out in the community, testing theories you learn in class and the research you conduct with our outstanding faculty. Through these real-world experiences, you’ll make connections and build a network, which is key when looking for a quality internship or your first job. Many are members of the Hastings College's Lambda Pi Eta chapter which was named the 2015 National Chapter of the Year!

Since Communication Studies is applicable to so many different career paths, you’ll find Hastings College Communication Studies graduates building careers as reporters, public policy experts, public relations executives, lawyers, politics, broadcasting and teachers. They work in small business, at Fortune 500 companies and for nonprofit organizations.

Regardless of your career or life path, communication skills are critical. The individual attention and mentoring from our faculty helps you prove to employers you have the skills necessary in today’s global and dynamic business environment. Apply today.

Communicating Success

Though they each have individual roles, four Heartland Bank employees relate to a special understanding that brings them together -- a Hastings College education. more
Carly Spotts-Falzone was already scheduled for classes, assigned to a dorm and even a roommate in her home state of Minnesota, but with the help of Hastings College alumna Cadi Kadlecek ‘06, changing colleges so late was achievable. And her success... more
Tyler Schuster, a senior at Hastings College, is spending his summer surrounded by news. As a double major in communication studies and journalism, Schuster is interning at the Hastings Tribune, where he is writing stories and helping with the... more
Cale Buhr spent his summer making connections while serving as a special events and entertainment intern for the Nebraska State Fair. more
An impressive journalism career has taken Josh Awtry ’98 across the United States, and now he’s leading efforts to redefine and ultimately save local print newspapers in the digital age. more