Knowledge of communication can be beneficial to any career. If you enjoy studying communication, but do not plan on pursuing it as a career, consider taking as many communication courses as you can fit into your elective selections. You might choose to double major or minor in communication studies.

The way human services are communicated can affect how people use and evaluate those services. Social workers, counselors, and other similar professionals must be effective communicators.

Careers in social and human services

  • public administrator
  • social worker
  • recreational supervisor
  • human rights officer
  • community affairs liaison
  • park service public relations specialist
  • philanthropic representative
  • religious leader
  • mental counselor

Communication courses that can enhance a social services or human services career

  • interpersonal communication
  • communication and diversity
  • intercultural communication
  • organizational communication
  • group process
  • communication theory
  • gender and communication
  • communication and conflict