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PROGRAMS OF STUDY
What is Communication Studies?
Communication Studies is a broad academic area that studies communication in many different contexts, including relationships, culture, and performance. At Xavier our program is committed to the promotion of social justice through its curriculum, research, and community service. We train our students to meet the responsibilities of global citizenship, leadership, and service in both the workplace and graduate school.
What Can I Do with a Communication Studies Degree?
Because students in Communication Studies are exposed to and educated in varying areas such as performance, intercultural, interpersonal, and organizational communication, a degree in Communication Studies offers an array of career choices such as:
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What is Mass Communication?
From yesteryears town crier to present day forms of communication like television, online newspapers, magazines, movies, and the Internet, the discipline of mass communication is the study and practice of designing, delivering, mass media products and the way that these products create and maintain the dominant culture and our various bounded cultures. Our Mass Communication program currently offers three traditional tracks for career preparation in Mass Communication (broadcast, print, and public relations) and emphasizes the influence of new technologies on the audiences, areas of study, and society.
What Can I Do with a Mass Communication Degree?
Whether you're interested in becoming a television anchorperson or reporter, hosting your own radio or television talk show, writing for the newspaper, or helping organizations build campaigns to grow their customer base or prevent crises. The field of Mass Communications is ever changing, exciting and interesting. The following career paths are possibilities:
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Speech Pathology/ Audiology
What is Speech Pathology/Audiology?
Do your interests lie in discovering why a 3-year old child has never verbally spoken? Or maybe you're interested in educating people on hearing loss prevention. If either option piques your interest, then you may be interested in a career in speech pathology/ audiology.
Speech pathology is the study of human communication, how it develops normally, its disorders, and strategies for prevention. The speech-language pathologist, by evaluating the speech and language of children and adults, determines whether communication problems exist and decides the best method of treatment.
Audiology is the study of normal and defective hearing. The audiologist strives to prevent hearing loss, aids in diagnosing problems, and recommends habilitation and rehabilitation techniques that range from the use of hearing aids to lip reading and/or manual communication.
What Can I do with a degree in Speech Pathology/ Audiology?
According to the American Speech –Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA) between 6 and 8 million people in the United States have some form of language impairment and an astounding 30 million people in the same area have some degree of reduced hearing sensitivity. The future and of the job market in speech pathology and audiology careers appears excellent, says the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
With a degree in Speech Pathology/ Audiology you could gain employment in the following industries:
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