A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Strategic Communication Major/Minor

Communication with Purpose

Sharpen your spoken, written, and nonverbal communication skills by studying and applying communication theories in our Strategic Communication major.

Study the classical roots of rhetoric and use the rhetorical principles to critique oral, mediated, interpersonal, and public messages. Gain an understanding of how the various mediums and aesthetics impact message interpretation. Our majors become elite public speakers, interpersonal and team-based communicators, and researchers. Elective communication courses are chosen from a variety of writing, psychology, sociology, and social work courses.

Each Strategic Communication student caps off his or her studies with an independent research project, an in-field practicum, and the development of a professional communications portfolio used for applying to graduate schools or jobs.

Minor in Strategic Communication

Pair a Strategic Communication minor with any major to strengthen both writing and speaking communication skills. Develop your understanding of communications theory by majoring in strategic communication.

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

Alan Blanchard, Co-Chair of the Communication Department

Tammy Armstrong, Communication Program Assistant

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