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Communication Major/Minor

Equipped for Your Calling and Career

At Taylor, the Communication major breaks the mold. With small class sizes, discussion-based courses, and service learning projects, you'll have the framework to succeed in any career.

The Communication degree program provides students with valuable experience to take into internships, interviews, and dream jobs. You’ll sharpen your critical thinking and spoken, written, and nonverbal communication skills, equipping yourself as a leader and team player for a broad range of careers.

This streamlined field of study provides a strong foundation in communicating oral, mediated, interpersonal, and public messages. You’ll gain an understanding of how the various mediums and aesthetics impact message interpretation. Elective communication courses are chosen from a variety of courses from across the department. You can also opt to add an organizational communication concentration that will prepare you to lead in both corporate and nonprofit settings with practical skills in training, leadership, and consulting.

Pair Communication for a Double Major

Make the most of your time to grow into your own unique calling and identity during your time at Taylor University. Communication offers a streamlined course load at just 44 hours, so for students interested in earning a double major, Communication can be paired with majors such as Biblical Literature, History, Sociology and Anthropology, Psychology, Spanish, and others.

Each Communication student caps off his or her studies with an independent research project, an in-field practicum, and the development of a professional communication portfolio used for applying to graduate schools or jobs. Our majors move into the workplace equipped for team-building, public relations, and problem-solving, becoming leaders of non-profit organizations, elite public speakers, interpersonal and team-based communicators, and researchers.

Minor in Communication

Pair a Communication minor with any major to strengthen your writing, speaking, and relational skills that will help you excel in your career or graduate study work.

Concentration in Organizational Communication

This concentration adds course work that offers real-world, practical experience in organizational contexts. These classes have been intentionally curated to give students the chance to explore the nuances of nonprofit organizational communication, conflict resolution, leadership communication, and more. Students will also have the opportunity to do a communications audit, where they will create a strategic plan and offer communications solutions for a local nonprofit organization.

Strategic Communication Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Contact the Communication Department

Donna Downs, Co-Chair of the Communication Department

Julie Borkin, Assistant Professor of Communication

Tammy Armstrong, Communication Program Assistant