Welcome to the Communication major! Our goal is to give you a wide range of classes that cover a broad spectrum of communication. We will teach you how to speak and write effectively. You will learn how to reach a mass audience through public relation and digital production skills. You’ll learn to think critically and creatively about topics ranging from politics to philosophy, religion to rhetoric, and marketing to media. And, of course, our students get hands-on practice through internships, PR/marketing campaigns, in-house workshops, community partnerships, and applied experiences.
The Communication major aims to develop students into 1) creative, conscious, message creators and 2) critical thinkers and consumers of ideas. We promote an awareness of the complex human communication process and help refine communication skills to encourage the free and responsible use of communicative abilities and opportunities. The study of communication is wide ranging and has nearly limitless application. Common post-graduation careers are limitless! Check out the list we made below as a start.
Two of our Communication students were selected to present original research at an R1 school. Read more here.
- Public relations writer/manager
- Marketing specialist
- Mass Media
- Political Communication
- Event Planning
- Human Relations
- Graduate School
The Communication professors make an incredible effort in the lives of their students.Megan Harris
Not only are they more than willing to meet with you outside of class, but they also take an interest in your opportunities outside of the program. Their genuine support helped me become a contributing author of a book!
Education with a Biblical Worldview
At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence, and service within the hearts and minds of our students.
The assignments and classes within the Communication Department have taught me two valuable life lessons--the power of words and how to think critically. Communication classes encourage students to broaden the scope of their thinking by challenging societal norms and understanding the ‘why’ not just the ‘what’. As a Communication student, you will be forced out of your comfort zone to think in ways you never have.Kathryn Bradley