Relational Communication

In the Relational Communication program, you will develop skills necessary to identify, analyze and meet the challenges of communicating effectively among individuals in both personal and professional relationships. Courses blend theory with practical information, giving you the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of professional settings.

Through coursework, group projects, internships and independent study projects, you will learn to express yourself well in oral and written communications as well as develop critical thinking skills necessary to analyze communication events from a variety of perspectives.

The College of Communication is located in downtown Chicago, at DePaul's Loop campus, giving you access to many media outlets and allowing you to meet and work professionally with leading companies in the industry.


Sample Courses:

  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Family Communication
  • Gender and Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Persuasion

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Latino Media & Communication

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Advertising
  • Corporate communication
  • Events and fundraising
  • Public relations
  • Reporting
  • Speechwriting
  • Technical writing
  • Web communication
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