Students explore how people find meaning in an abstract world, how this meaning creates alternatives, how to decide on a meaningful course of action, how to live with the choices we make and how we share these choices with others. Communication events are examined intrapersonally, didactically, in small groups, in organizations, across cultures and in public settings.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Related areas of study include journalism, political communication, electronic media, speech and hearing science, telecommunications, political management and speech pathology. 

What can I expect to learn in the Communication program at GW?

Students probe events as media-bound occurrences, studying the verbal, nonverbal, oral or written, live or mass media nature of communication. In addition to academic study in the discipline, communication students can learn more about themselves, become more socially adept and increase their marketability to employers.

What is the Communication community like at GW?

Communication majors often play a leading role in student government and become active in extracurricular activities. Leadership roles include president of the University Honors Program Council, president of the Interfraternity Council, editor of The Hatchet, or manager of WRTV radio.

What can I do in the Communication field?

The career outlook for students is highly promising. GW communication students have served as interns in business, entertainment and political organizations. Many have advanced to graduate, law or medical school or have found employment with the White House speech-writing staff, Fortune 500 companies and major advertising and public relations firms.