Paul Stewart, Ph.D., Chair
The Communication Major represents an ideal blend of theory wedded to practice: a Communication Core; a Distribution of courses in theory, writing, speaking, and media; a Concentration in a second academic discipline; and a Professional Internship related directly to a student's interests. Grounded in scholarly preparation and active in professional organizations, Communication professors are committed to Christian higher education and genuinely enjoy engaging with college students, both personally and academically. The major provides an exceptional foundation—whether long-term goals lie in media, ministry, organizational leadership, local/international service agencies, or graduate study in such fields as counseling, education, international studies, law, library science, rhetoric, theology, urban policy, or in other cross-disciplinary studies. Remaining flexible in the face of change, Communication graduates are prepared to pursue a wide range of professions and careers.
The Communication Department is committed to: promoting liberal learning as a foundation to the richest kind of wisdom; exploring the relationship between theory and practice; teaching basic skills in reading, critical thinking, and effective communication; applying ethical values to our communication and actions; and finally, encouraging mature reflection on religion and faith.
Double Majors Students may not double major in both Communication and Media. Any concentration in a Communication or Media major may be counted toward a second major as long as 12 credits are unique to each major.
To speak with a representative in the Department of Communication, call 585.594.6327.