Hi Sydney. This is exactly what happened to me. I went into school with a completely different major and then switched to Communication Studies second half of freshman year. I chose that major because I liked how broad it was, and I thought that would allow me more options after graduation since I wasn't quite sure what career I wanted at that point. I didn't choose the radio path of communications, but I took public speaking courses, public relations, and I minored in journalism. I believe this allowed me a good foundation for the sales role that I took after college, and since then I have worked in business for 20+ years now and held various management positions.
Your question prompted me to do a little research and I found this article titled "What can I do with a Major in Communication Studies?" [ https://cla.umn.edu/wcidwami/communication-studies ] where it states that a Communication Studies major can prepare you for having strong core competencies, specifically:
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Ability to assess and interpret communications, media theory, and public discourse
- Ability to formulate clear and persuasive messages
- Strong critical-thinking and analysis skills
- Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
- Intercultural communication and the ability to work well with diverse groups
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
These are all life skills that you will need for any career that you choose. Also, you should take advantage of counselors at school, or the Communications Studies teachers, as they should be able to give you more examples of exactly what you might be able to do with your degree after graduation. Best of luck to you!