Communication students develop competencies in interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public speaking, critical thinking and argumentation, theory and research, and public relations and media. The major is designed to offer students the opportunity to tailor their program to focus on interpersonal communication, organizational communication, journalism and mass media, or public speaking. Students are taught to evaluate communication from a Christian perspective and incorporate tenets of faith in their communication.
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication prepares students for a variety of careers in for-profit and non-profit organizations, communication consulting, sales, marketing, event planning, ministry, law, education, journalism and media, as well as graduate work.
While an emphasis is not required for the communication major, it is an opportunity for students to participate in specialized coursework geared towards Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Journalism & Mass Media or Public Speaking. There can be no overlap of credit between emphases.
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Communication Core (33 credit hours)
Electives (30 credit hours)