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. Comm 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 comm 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.
General Education Requirements
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.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.