Communication

Majors

Communication Studies, BA & BS
Develop your communication skills and your understanding of communication theory by majoring in communication studies. All majors must choose between one of the following concentrations:

  • Corporate communication prepares students for communication in professional and business settings.
  • Interpersonal and public communication equips students to communicate across personal and cultural boundaries.

The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs communication studies requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.

Journalism/Media Writing, BA & BS
If you write for your school paper, enjoy designing layouts or taking pictures, and love telling stories through the web, newspapers, magazines, or other media outlets, Taylor's journalism and media writing degree is for you.

Our journalism and media writing major will prepare you to craft messages with insight, Christian ethics, and passion in all forms of writing including print, broadcast, web, and audio/radio. Our program teaches you to tell stories in as many ways possible, not just through words, but also through design, photos, audio and video. Journalism and media writing majors have the opportunity to write for and edit our award-winning student newspaper.

Professional Writing, BS
Taylor's professional writing major trains students to write for a variety of media: newspapers, magazines, movies, stage plays, online publications, books, etc. Students in the professional writing program have access to editors and published writers. Required classes develop skills in Adobe Creative Suite, editing, and the craft of writing. Students build a portfolio of published work beginning freshman year, and they graduate prepared to work in the publishing world or begin graduate studies in English, film, journalism, or creative writing.

Public Relations, BA & BS
If you enjoy writing, organizing, and event planning, if you are good with people and think quickly on your feet, consider a public relations major.

Taylor's public relations major trains students to deliver strategic communication campaigns professionally in corporate, agency, nonprofit or ministry settings in a truthful and responsible way. You will use digital media tools and gain experience with real clients, helping them enhance their reputation, educate their audiences, and promote their organization in their community.

Taylor is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America(PRSSA), an organization that aids students by enhancing their education, broadening their networks, and launching their careers. PRSSA members meet with industry professionals and have created a promotional package for a community education program, toured notable agencies, and job-shadowed professionals in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. PRSSA offers continual opportunities for scholarships and networking.

Web Communication, BA & BS
If you’re interested in making the web central to your career, managing web teams, designing amazing sites, helping companies use social media strategically, and creating content for online distribution, our web communication major is for you.

Websites are often the first impression of any company, agency or organization. Our web communication degree prepares you to help your future employer understand the importance of creating and maintaining an interactive, dynamic website to attract customers and clients. It will also prepare you to work in all aspects of the web including interactive web design, web writing, photojournalism, production, social media and more.

Minors

Communication Studies
Pair a communication studies minor with any major to strengthen communication skills in both writing and speech.

Corporate Communication
Develop communication skills for professional and business settings with a corporate communication minor. This minor pairs especially well with business, management, and marketing majors.

Interpersonal and Public Communication
Advance your skills in communicating across personal and cultural boundaries with an interpersonal and public communication minor. This minor pairs well with international studies, social work, and public health majors.

Professional Writing
Gain a foundational knowledge of the publishing world while sharpening your writing skills with a professional writing minor. Learn the business side of writing and how to navigate the world of agents and editors. This minor pairs well with creative writing, journalism, political science, and history majors.

Public Relations
Develop skills in communication within the context of representing a group or organization. Learn the basics of playing a PR role at a company with hands-on, project-based classes.

Theatre Arts
Participate in at least one theatre production each year and take courses on theatre history, acting, and various aspects of stage production to complete requirements for a minor in theatre arts. English, film, and art majors are particularly suited to this minor.