My friends in college who were Communication majors never went to school to become that. They were all drop-outs of their originally intended program. It was a fall-back plan.
Looking back, I'm not sure why I found it so funny. I think it's because I didn't understand what you did with it. "What, are you going to 'communicate' for a living? ha ha."
And there's some truth to it. It's a little too broad to be super marketable, straight out of college. But now that I'm in the real world, I see that communication is THE single skill that's most lacking.
If you're brilliant, but can't communicate effectively, it's entirely a waste.