Communication, B.A.College of Arts and Sciences
Communication is the principle component of the human experience. 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, social 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?
- You will have access to a wide variety of Adobe software products, including Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop.
- You will have ample opportunities to network as communication students travel and meet with professionals in the field.
- Communication students engage in experiential learning opportunities, which include off-campus workshops, internships and jobs with media companies, and conference presentations.
- We foster an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.
In our journalism and broadcasting concentration, you take classes in broadcasting, visual communication, social 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.
Career Fields for Journalism and Broadcasting:
- News analyst, reporter, journalist
- Public relations and fundraising manager
- Technical writer
- Public relations specialist
The sports media concentration of this degree will prepare you to be successful in various sports media industries. You will understand how to represent sports organizations and serve as a media representative, and you will learn how to serve as a media professional, working in a sports-related field.
Career Fields for Sports Media:
- Sports writer
- Sports announcer
- Sports information director
- Sports public relations specialist
The graphic design concentration of this degree will teach you to describe, evaluate and create examples of visual communication using industry standard software and hardware tools. You will understand how color, imagery, typography and layout influence design, branding and messaging to create design solutions for a wide range of audiences and media.
Career Fields for Graphic Design
- Graphic designer
- Creative director
- Marketing specialist
- User experience (UX) designer
- User interface (UI) designer
Communication Program Timeline
Explore a student’s progress through the Communication Program Timeline.
A B.A. in Communication from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.
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 BLS.gov 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 $43,490/year
Job outlook through 2028: 10 percent decrease
- Public relations specialist $60,000/year
Job outlook through 2028: 6 percent increase
- Public relations and fundraising manager $114,800/year
Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase
- Technical writer $71,850/year
Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase
Warriors in the Workplace
Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:
- Input Fort Wayne
- Journal Gazette
- WANE 15
- Brotherhood Mutual
- Fox 55
Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
- Fort Wayne Dance Collective
- Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
- Indianapolis Business Journal
B.A., Communication-Sports Media, 2021
Success StoryDani took advantage of every opportunity to pursue experiential learning and did so with honors at Indiana Tech. She interned with Indiana Tech’s athletics department, the Sandusky Bay Ice Haulers, Input Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech Institutional Advanceme…
Dr. Alicia Wireman
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