What To Do When Failing Your Communications Degree?

You have failed or are about your communications degree and want to know what you should do with your future?

First of all, try to stay calm!

While failing a degree is not a nice thing at all, it is also not the end of the world and there are also some positive things that come along with it.

Maybe communication was not the thing you are naturally talented in and you may be able to find other things that may be more suitable for you in the future.

Hence, in this article, I have listed some valid alternatives to a communications degree, both academic and non-academic so you may get some inspiration what you might want to do next.

Enough talk, let’s give you the information you came for!

Academic Alternatives To A Communication Degree

  1. Psychology Degree
  2. Journalism Degree
  3. Librarian Degree
  4. Education Degree
  5. Business Degree
  6. Political Science Degree
  7. Foreign Languages Degree
  8. Philosophy Degree
  9. Legal Degree

Psychology Degree

Once you have failed your communication studies, you may consider switching to a psychology degree since this might enable you to use your knowledge from your communications degree and may give you a head start over your competition when it comes to dealing with difficult patients.

Journalism Degree

If you are outgoing and want to see the world, enrolling for a journalism degree may also make quite a lot of sense to you since as a journalist, you may be able to see many different places and make many new experiences while you can still use some of the knowledge you have acquired during your communications degree to your advantage when it comes to getting in touch with new people.

Librarian Degree

You may also want to become a librarian if you are willing to help many new people out on a regular basis and want to expand your knowledge from day to day.

Education Degree

You can also use your communication skills in the field of teaching and by studying education and becoming a teacher, you may be able to have a real positive effect on many people out there and may be able to make the world a better place.

Business Degree

If you are interested in how you can run a business in a successful manner and not only plan to work in the corporate world but also consider becoming an entrepreneur, a business degree may also help you quite a lot to reach your goals.

Political Science Degree

If you want to work on administrative tasks, political science may also help you get a job in many official authorities and institutions and you may be able to work with many influential people.

Foreign Languages Degree

By switching from communications to foreign languages, you may be able to combine both studies and may get a head start over people who just start from scratch.

Philosophy Degree

If you are a creative person, open to new things and want to understand how the world works from deep inside, philosophy may also be a great degree for you.

Legal Degree

If you can imagine working as a lawyer and dealing with high levels of stress on a regular basis, you may also get happy with aspiring to a legal degree since it may enable you to make lots of money in the long run.

While you have learned some academic alternatives to a communication degree, you may also want to have a look at some non-academic options in case you are done with studying and want to do something practical right now.

Non-Academic Alternatives To A Communications Degree

  1. Actor
  2. Translator
  3. Barista
  4. Digital Marketer
  5. Driving Instructor
  6. Politician
  7. Flight Attendant
  8. Fundraiser
  9. Realtor


If you are really good at communicating to the world and also have some natural talent, you may try your luck as an actor and while only very few people become successful actors, the few that do will be able to make lots of money and achieve lots of fame.


In case you love languages and also have excellent knowledge of different languages, you may be able to work as a translator on a self-employed basis.


If you are good at dealing with people and also know how to communicate in a friendly manner, you may also think about becoming a barista or a bartender since you would get to know many exciting people and could have many interesting conversations.

Digital Marketer

You may also be able to make lots of money as a digital marketer if you know the digital world pretty well and also understand how to sell stuff to people.

Driving Instructor

If you are good at teaching people and also fine with spending lots of time in a car, you may also want to become a driving instructor and make the streets a safer place.


Your knowledge in communication may also be pretty helpful to become a politician.

While you could study political science, this is not always necessary and many great politicians have never seen a university from the inside.

Flight Attendant

If you love traveling the world, you may also want to consider becoming a flight attendant since you will see many really nice locations and even get paid for getting there.


If you are open and outgoing and also know how to sell facts to people, you may also be suitable for a career as a fundraiser and may be able to make the world a better place by collecting lots of money for social projects.


If you have some practical knowledge in the field of real estate, you may also want to work as a realtor or even become a real estate investor in the long run.

What Should You Do If You Fail Your Communication Degree?

As you can see, there are many academic and non-academic alternatives to a communications degree.

In the end, it is on you to decide what you want to do with your future.



Own research and interviews.

About the author

My name is Andreas and my mission is to educate people about the different career paths that are possible in our current state of the world.

In my opinion, people often make the mistake to choose their profession solely based on how much money they can earn from it instead of doing what makes them really happy.

This is quite sad and I just want to give people a more objective picture of what a fulfilling career could look like.

I did the same when I started working in consulting after finishing my Master’s degree in Economics.

However, I’ve quit pretty soon after that since I haven’t found true meaning in my job.

Now I can do what I really love to do and I want to enable as many other people as well to go this exciting path towards happiness instead of money.

I conducted various interviews with employees to give you a good impression of what working in different fields will look like and that you can make the best possible decision regarding your future career choice.

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