Intercultural Communication and Diversity Track

Finding common ground

To help you better navigate diverse workplaces and populations, the intercultural communication and diversity track improves your understanding of communication similarities and differences among diverse groups and develops practical applications for applying your communication skills in those settings. This program explores practices, trends and difficulties that arise when people from different cultural backgrounds attempt to communicate and understand one another. The intercultural communication and diversity track also examines current theory and research on communication and culture, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability and other diversity issues.

Within the intercultural communication and diversity track, the primary areas of study include:

  • Communication and culture
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Gender and interpersonal communication
  • Nonverbal communication and listening
  • Public speaking
  • Social movements

For a more detailed outline of the classes required for the intercultural communication and diversity track, please view the advising sheet.

Career options

While a degree in communication provides a foundation of knowledge and skills appropriate to a wide range of professions, you will need to consider carefully how you can tailor your broad education to specific jobs and industries. Internships, volunteer experience, elective courses and complementary majors or minors can play a pivotal role in your preparation for various careers.

The intercultural communication and diversity track prepares you for careers in a variety of business settings and international organizations. Possible career areas include:

  • Arts management
  • Counseling and social services
  • Fundraising
  • Graduate study
  • Health care management
  • Law enforcement
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Marketing, advertising and public relations
  • Mediation
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Sales
  • Speech writing
  • Training and development
  • Volunteer recruitment and management

Students in a classroom