As a possible communication major, you are likely a quick thinker, good writer and unafraid of change. At Queens, our Knight School of Communication will nurture those passions and help you channel them into a career you will love. COM majors at Queens explore the role of communication in the world around us to prepare for the vast challenges and changes that face our society. Our COM majors have an entrepreneurial spirit. They work with traditional and new forms of communication to become better communicators in settings ranging from interpersonal relationships to the complex interactions that occur in organizations, on sports teams and through social media.
Perks of Being a Communication Major
- Knight-Crane Convergence Lab
This innovative space is a vibrant hub for the Knight School. The lab includes iMacs, wall-mounted televisions which create a newsroom environment, smart board technology, field and studio cameras and other related equipment. The lab hosts classes, but is open for project-based student use.
- Caring, committed professors
Our learning environment features an award-winning faculty and a low student-faculty ratio, creating a close-knit community for support. "Dr. Alexis Carreiro has been a very influential source of strength, inspiration and information. Dr. Carreiro and I collaborate on projects frequently and she always has insightful information to help me accomplish my latest endeavor." - David Barnes '15
Queens offers you more than 60 clubs and organizations. For comm majors in particular, the Queens Chronicle, Project Airwaves and Lambda Pi Eta.
Queens students have had opportunities to intern at a diverse group of sites including:
- The Daily Show with John Stewart
- Susie Films
- TC Soho
- Carolinas Healthcare Systems
- Charlotte Hornets
- Bank of America
- The Rachael Ray Show
- ABC News
"I didn't leave with just a degree. I was transformed as a person." - Vanessa Faura, Queens Alumna
When You Graduate
Communication majors have become employed in every possible industry including public relations, sports communication, event planning, business communication, human resources, non-profit management, mass media, social media marketing and health communication. In the Knight School, we want you to tailor your growing expertise in communication to a career path that interests you. Many of our majors also pursue advanced degrees in the study of communication or advance their careers through professional degrees in law, business, counseling or strategic communication.
As a top 25 media market and home to 270 Fortune 500 companies, Charlotte is a hot spot for career opportunities. Ross Radcliffe's '14 internship with Charlotte-based Susie Films led to a full-time job upon graduation.