Hastings College communication studies alumni build careers in broadcasting, business, education, law, philosophy, politics, public relations, consulting, sports, health professions and many other related fields.

First employers for recent graduates

  • Archway Technology Partners
  • American Red Cross
  • Cardinal Group Management
  • Nebraska Sports Council
  • Columbus Community Hospital
  • Open Range Beef 
  • Sojern 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Mary Lanning Healthcare

Build expertise in communication

Research shows communication is the most vital skill employers seek in new hires. With a Communication Studies major or minor at Hastings, you’ll build expertise and confidence in your communication skills while discovering how to analyze communication among people and within businesses and organizations. It’s the perfect combination to set you up for a successful career.

Graduate with experience

Communication Studies 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 experiences, you’ll make connections and earn a quality internship.

From there you’ll have opportunities to write and present research papers at national conferences, excel as a member of our award-winning communication honorary, Lambda Pi Eta, and participate in activities that demonstrate to employers you have the skills necessary in today’s global and dynamic business environment.

At every step in your path you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Your experience matters

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Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get a “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to help pay for school — but also to find your people.

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We’ve thought a lot about the ways students learn and built a four-year plan to help you navigate it all. From finding your place and in Year 1, to showing the world you’re ready for what’s next four years later.

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Your transition from college to a career begins your first semester. Every class, internship, research study and activity adds up. We love to celebrate all the ways you shine — your experience matters!

Excel in graduate school

Recent Hastings College communication alumni have gone on to pursue master’s degrees and professional degrees at some of the top graduate and professional schools for their program:

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • Kansas State University
  • Georgetown Law School
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Minnesota State University
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Iowa

Find scholarships for communication majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA. Then there’s “plus one” scholarships — an additional scholarship for participating in anything from athletics to the arts to speech (it’s a long list!).

It all adds up to making Hastings an great choice for you and your family.

Get involved beyond the classroom

There’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Get social

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Robert Amyot

Dr. Robert P. Amyot

Professor of Political Science in the Communication Studies & Political Science Department

Kittie Grace

Dr. Kittie Grace

Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs and Professor of Communication Studies

Communicating Success