2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, BS


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For other Communication Department majors, see Digital Media & Cinema, BS , Media Arts, BS   and Social Media Strategist, BS .

Purpose

The Communication Department educates students in the development of their skills enabling them to appropriately and creatively utilize today’s technology to communicate Christ creatively. To be a competent communicator one must know the Word God gave us and the world God created.

The Communication common core program provides a foundation in the essential disciplines that contribute to the student’s ability to communicate effectively in today’s world. The core provides a well-rounded, well-grounded education in communication.

This major is designed to allow students to follow their interests and passions while developing their skills and talents. A major in Communication coupled with a major in Bible provides the knowledge and skills necessary to be a professional in a rapidly changing world.

Objectives

  • Develop essential disciplines in the field of media and communication.
  • Integrate biblical knowledge into the display of media for marketplace and ministry organizations.
  • Develop competencies in creativity to communicate Christ creatively.
  • Understand how communication principles and mass media theory create effective communication strategies.
  • Use today’s mass, social and broadcast media to communicate effectively.

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 120 semester hours of credit
  • Complete 18 hours in Bible and Theology courses.
  • 6 semester hours of Leadership Development courses.
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of General Education
  • Minimum 27 semester hours in Communication Core courses.
  • Minimum for 21 semester hours in Communication courses
  • Minimum 24 semester hours of upper division courses
  • Satisfactory evidence of Christian character and doctrinal views
  • Meets all ethical requirements and Student Life standards
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA

See Undergraduate Core  for graduation requirements.

Course of Study (120)


Degree Core (54)


Open Electives (18)


Students are encouraged to choose a minor to complement their major program of study or consider a Bible major. Most minors are comprised of 18 credit hours.

Suggested Program of Study


Year 2 - Spring


Year 3 - Spring


Year 4 - Spring


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