Often questioned, bashed, and belittled, Communication degrees are seen as a waste of time. However, some of America's most influential figures received their college degrees in Communications, such as:
1. Stephen Tyrone Colbert
Colbert is a Primetime Emmy award-winning comedian, author, writer, producer, actor and singer, and host of the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on CBS. He attended the Northwestern University School of Communication in Evanston, Illinois.
2. Jermaine Lamarr Cole (J. Cole)
J. Cole is a Grammy nominated hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He studied Communications at St. John's University in New York City, New York.
3. Ellen Lee DeGeneres
4. James Thomas (Jimmy Fallon)
5. Matthew David McConaughey
McConaughey is an Academy Award winning actor and producer. He studied Communications at the College of Communication at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
6. Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler
Keibler is an actress, model, and retired professional wrestler from the WWE. She studied Communications at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.
7. David Michael Letterman
Letterman is a comedian, writer, producer, actor, and the former host of the longest airing show late night talk show in American history, "Late Show with David Letterman." He studied Communications at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
8. Howard Allen Stern
Stern, also recognized as the king of broadcasting, is a radio and television personality, producer, host, author, and actor. He studied Communications at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
10. Wendy Williams
Williams is a television personality, actress, author, and host of
11. Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury
Ellsbury is a Golden Glove and Silver Slugger award-winning Major League Baseball player currently playing for the New York Yankees. He studied Communications at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
12. Carrie Marie Underwood
13. Al Lincol Roker
Roker is a television personality, actor, author, weather forecaster and host of "Wake Up With Al" on The Weather Channel. He studied Communications at the University of New York at Oswego in New York.
14. Hannah Storm
Storm is a television sports journalist, host, and the co-anchor of "
15. Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld
16. Erik Jon Spoelstra
Spoelstra is an NBA championship professional coach and the current head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of the National Basketball Association. He studied Communications at the University of Portland in Oregon.
So many successful Comm majors out there, it really makes the following quote true:
"Intelligence, knowledge or experience