Concentration in Interpersonal Communication

Employers seek out employees with strong interpersonal communication skills. After all, being able to talk to people is critical for success in all aspects of your personal and professional life. By understanding and applying theories of interpersonal communication, you’ll gain skills necessary for communicating interpersonally, including conflict management, negotiation, goal-setting, and using communication technology to facilitate your relationships.

Top skills you'll get with a interpersonal communication concentration

  • Develop and maintain personal and professional relationships
  • Manage and resolve conflict in relationships
  • Provide effective social support to others
  • Recognize and avoid toxic relational patterns
  • Engage in active listening
  • Communicate effectively in face-to-face and computer-mediated interpersonal contexts
  • Recognize and address implicit bias in relationships

Interpersonal Communication Careers

  • Event Planner
  • Sales
  • Human Resource Specialist/Manager
  • Training & Development Specialist
  • Nonprofit Work