Communication helped to create human society. It brought us out of the trees and caves, and propelled us into complex and spectacularly diverse cultures. And it is essential for humanity's survival and progress. You can be a part of this dynamic process, by studying communication at IIT.
IIT’s B.S. in Communication provides you with an education that cultivates critical thinking and communication skills along with a host of technical proficiencies. At IIT, you can specialize in:
- Journalism of Science (JS)
- Journalism of Technology and Business (JTB)
- Professional and Technical Communication (PTC)
What can I study?
Within this single major, you will take general education and major coursework, and delay choosing our specializations in for three or four semesters, by which time you will better understand the nature of the three options as well as your own interests and skills.
The B.S. in Communication has three components:
- General Education (48 hours)
(Science Journalism requires Math 151, BIOL 107, CHEM 124, and PHYS 123)
- Free electives (12 hours)
- Minor (15 hours—all majors will have recommended minors)
- Major (51-52 hours)
What can I do after graduation?
As a journalist, you act as a conduit through which the world gets information, empowering others to form opinions and take action in their families, communities, nations, and the world. Journalists also set agendas. What you report and how you report it can greatly impact how your audience will view the subject matter. You can draw attention to little-noticed but important issues, and ensure that citizens of our democracy have the information they need to make informed decisions.
Professional and technical communication specialization:
In this specialization, you'll develop your writing skills, sensitivity to the social and cultural aspects of communication, fluency with the latest computer technologies, and strategies for information design, which can lead you to success in many professions:
- Technical writer
- Technical editor
- Information architect
- Instructional designer
- Usability and human factors professional
- Web designer and developer
How is a B.S. in Communication at IIT unique?
At IIT, you take part in a general education curriculum that emphasizes math, science, technology, communication, and participatory learning. Additionally, as a communication major, you take courses that deal with the intricate relationships among science, technology and society. You also take ethics and intercultural communication courses, which help you anticipate the effects that advances in communication technology are likely to have in America’s multicultural society. They allow you to envision scientific and technological innovations in communication that will benefit this society and help ensure that you, as an IIT graduate, consider such advances and innovations in the light of strong humanistic values.
How can I learn more?
Get in touch: For more information contact Professor Greg Pulliam at email@example.com or call our office at 312.567.3465.
Plan a visit: Come visit us on campus! Our office is located at 218 Siegel Hall, 3301 S. Dearborn, in Chicago, IL 60616.
Apply: To get started on your application visit undergraduate admissions.