Students in Communication lead by Alicia Wireman

Communication, B.A. – Sports Media

College of Arts and Sciences

Communication is the principle component of the human experience, and being able to communicate effectively to others is vitally important, especially in today’s ever-changing world. If your calling is to develop and deliver messages in a variety of formats to a wide range of audiences, consider a communication degree from Indiana Tech.

In our communication program, you can take classes in broadcasting, visual communication, sports media, and public relations with practitioners who work in the field. By engaging in theory and professional practices, you will become familiar with organizations and audiences in various dynamic media professions, which will complement your participation in university, professional and community activities.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • If your future is in broadcasting, our Smaardyk Multimedia Production Studio will help you hone your skills.
  • You will learn from current broadcast and print media professionals who work in the Fort Wayne market.
  • Networking opportunities are ample as communication students travel and meet with professionals in the field.
  • Communication students engage in experiential learning opportunities, which include off-campus workshops, internships/jobs with media companies and conference presentations.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.
Courtney Lakes

Courtney Lakes
2017 Indiana Tech graduate
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Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Broadcast and print journalism
  • Media/public relations
  • Sports media
  • Social media/digital content development
  • Law and government

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Reporter, correspondent, broadcast news analyst $40,910/year

Job outlook through 2026: 9 percent decrease

  • Public relations specialist $59,300/year

Job outlook through 2026: 9 percent increase

  • Public relations and fundraising manager $111,280/year

Job outlook through 2026: 10 percent increase

  • Technical writer $70,930/year

Job outlook through 2026: 11 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Input-Fort Wayne
  • Journal Gazette
  • Deceptaconz
  • Center for Creative Collaboration
  • Ohio Attorney General

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Century21
  • Input-Fort Wayne
  • Indiana Tech, baseball
  • Deceptaconz
  • Center for Creative Collaboration

Dr. Alicia Wireman

Program Lead

Dr. Wireman’s background includes experience in print journalism, freelance reporting and digital communication development. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of the Grand Valley Lanthorn, she developed digital content for various online platforms. She is currently a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Central States Communication Association, the National Communication Association and the Public Relations Society of America. She publishes in peer-reviewed journals that focus on leadership and communication and presents at conferences every year.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership Indiana Tech
  • Master of Arts in Communication Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature Grand Valley State University