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Communication - Relationship and Family

A career focused on building healthy relationships or improving interactions in the workplace or community carries many rewards. Advocating for youth in troubled families, teaching parents how to communicate with children, and facilitating workshops are just a few of the leadership roles students who graduate with a specialization in Relationship and Family Communication might embrace.


Knowledge of interpersonal communication and social processes are fundamental for social workers, counselors, and other social and human services professionals, who work to improve the lives of the individuals and communities. 

Courses in the Relationship and Family Communication specialization can position students to begin a career or pursue an advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in fields such as social work, family counseling or mediation. This specialization provides a solid foundation in theoretical knowledge and practical skills to prepare students for an advanced degree or enter fields related to:

  • Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation Consulting
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relief and Support Services
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Ombudsman
  • Parenting Education
  • Process Facilitation
  • Social Service Provision
  • Training 
  • Youth Advocacy

Our outstanding faculty members bring academic rigor and real-world experience to the classroom, and guide students through critical examinations of key ideas, themes, and thinkers, in the study of human interaction. Our faculty seamlessly blends fundamental theory and research with practical applications to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel at relationship and family communication.

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