The Communication major is designed to enhance students’ skills in oral, written, and visual communication. The major offers emphases in business communication, contemporary media, communication for ministry, leadership and relational communication in preparation for communication careers in areas such as public relations, human resources, ministry and business.

Requirements total 47 hours, including 27-28 hours of core courses and 18 hours from one of five concentrations. (Note: Students must have the permission of the Communication Department Chair to pursue more than one concentration. Appropriate substitutions for overlapping courses will be determined for those students.)

Core

Overview of Communication
Select three of the following9
Survey of Communication Theory
Mass Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Communication in Practice
COM 112Speech3
COM 240XWriting for the Media I3
COM 340XWriting for the Media II3
COM 241XPre-Practicum 12
COM 445Internship3
GPH 105Foundational Design Software3
GPH 205Intermediate Design Software3
Emphases
Select one of the following concentrations.18
Total Hours47
1

Two semesters 1 hour each

Emphases

Business Communication Emphasis

BUS 334Advertising3
COM 140Introduction to Public Relations3
COM 210XBusiness Communication3
COM 230Advanced Public Speaking3
COM 334Group and Organizational Communication3
COM 490Communication Capstone3
Total Hours18

Contemporary Media Emphasis

COM 140Introduction to Public Relations3
COM 440XTopics in Media Studies3
GPH 110Design Foundations3
GPH 210Tangible Design3
GPH 230Introduction to Photography3
or GPH 260 Typography
GPH 305Advanced Design Software3
Total Hours18

Communication for Ministry Emphasis

CM 342Relational Skills for Ministry3
COM 230Advanced Public Speaking3
COM 334Group and Organizational Communication3
COM 338Gender and Family Communication3
COM 490Communication Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Youth Ministry
Foundations of Children's Ministry
Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
Principles of Family Ministry
Principles of Adult Ministry
Total Hours18

Leadership Emphasis

Introduction to Leadership (choose one):3
Leadership Dynamics
OR:
Emerging Leadership I
and Emerging Leadership II
COM 230Advanced Public Speaking3
COM 334Group and Organizational Communication3
COM 490Communication Capstone3
LR 378XServant Leadership3
Leadership Practicum (choose one):3
Leadership Dynamics Practicum
Combination of LR 220, LR 420, and LR 440
Total Hours18

Relational Communication Emphasis

COM 334Group and Organizational Communication3
COM 338Gender and Family Communication3
COM 490Communication Capstone3
PSY 220Interpersonal Skills Training3
PSY 300Personality Theories3
or PSY 350X Social Psychology
Select one of the following:3
Leadership Dynamics
Crisis Intervention
Conflict Management
Total Hours18