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Career Preparation & Alumni Success

Preparing You to Make an Impact

Communication studies students are trained to adapt quickly to different environments. They’re taught to communicate effectively across any medium, and prepared to enter their communities as compassionate leaders, expert communicators and well-rounded, critical thinkers. Learn more about how our program can prepare you for life after Biola.

Be Ready for Any Career Path

Your communication studies degree will prepare you for a fulfilling career in a variety of fields. With the knowledge and experience you’ll gain during your time at Biola, you’ll be ready to pursue areas like law, communication, marketing, education, and more.

Beyond the hard and fast technical skills required of any job, employers are looking for excellent communicators. They’re looking for leaders — individuals who can bring groups together toward a common goal, people who can quickly, thoughtfully and thoroughly analyze complex concepts. With a degree in communication studies, you can pursue professions such as:

  • Corporate communications director
  • Digital media manager
  • Web content manager
  • Church leadership
  • Research specialist
  • Legislative press secretary
  • Organizational leadership professional
  • Lawyer
  • Social media influencer
  • Scholar

Alumni Success

Jessica Short (’15)

My degree has helped me work in a variety of fields including fundraising, marketing, and information technology. Since graduating, I have used my communication skills to develop a blog, lead a small group, get a master's degree in executive leadership, and change career fields. I'm so grateful for everything I learned in Biola's communication studies department and how it prepared me for life after graduation.

Liam Timoti (’17)

As someone who has no law background, my boss was impressed that I was able to pick up on the jargon and thought process so quickly. I have to say thanks to the communication studies department at Biola for teaching me to think both critically and analytically that has helped me adapt to my current occupation.

Becky Todd (’14)

As a woman who has made her way in the corporate world, I owe a lot of what I came in knowing about organizational culture, interpersonal communications, and leadership to my education at Biola University.