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We have a program filled with stellar students, and we are graduating people who will be doing exciting things. Ours is a program that studies the core of the discipline – human communication – but allows you the freedom to specialize according to your academic and career interests. 

Program Highlights


Choose your concentration in your area of interest - business, art, ministry, history, pre-law, music, literature, psychology, and more - or make your own! We encourage you to pursue electives, multiple concentrations, a minor, or even a double major


Participate in internships locally or nationally in a variety of settings such as politics, marketing, non-profit, HR, media and writing, publishing, and more!


Get your degree in three years to save time, money and start your career.

B.A. Program Credits: 124

Communication studies core courses: 37 hours

Concentration: 18 hours


Standard Completion Time

3 - 4 Years

More info about the 3 year plan


What Will I Learn?

Christian Liberal Arts

You will take general education coursework to ensure that you are well-rounded. We do not just train technicians at Roberts; we help nurture human beings! God is the author of all of creation, and studying all of creation helps us know God! To this end, you will take courses in subjects like science, art, history, literature, psychology, music, and, of course, Bible and theology.

Communication Coursework

You will take a series of core and elective courses in Communication and complete a Senior Internship.  

  • You will know the center of our discipline: communication theory, rhetoric, persuasion, media, communication ethics, and the like.    
  • You will have a broad sampling of the discipline according to your interests: study areas like gender communication, public relations, argumentation and debate, organizational communication, or cross-cultural communication.                
  • You will have a comprehensive communication skill set in writing, speaking, and media.
  • You will have professional work experience and a résumé that reflects your abilities and special interests.


This is the part of your program that really sets your degree (and our program) apart. You get to choose an area of interest outside of the discipline to enrich your Communication degree. 

Where Can It Take Me?


  • Batavia Daily News
  • BOA Editions
  • Rochester's Mayor Office
  • District Attorney Office
  • Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Office
  • Local ABC affiliate
  • WXXI
  • Dixon Schwabl
  • Premier HRSolutions
  • Butler/Till
  • George Eastman House
  • Dryden Theater
  • Rochester Broadway Theater League
  • Catholic Family Center
  • American Red Cross
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • AIDS Rochester


  • Marketing Assistant
  • Director, Web Experience & Social Media
  • English Teacher in Korea
  • Government Affairs Lawyer
  • Employee Relations Director
  • Founder of a Non-Profit Ministry
  • Assistant Professor
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Senior Digital Strategist
  • HR Manager
  • Theater Assistant

Grad Schools

  • Duke Divinity School
  • University of Buffalo
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • University of Rochester
  • Duquesne University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University
  • Villanova University
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Brockport

Alumni Success

Jean Jones '99

Director of Human Resources

New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Rebekah Cornell '14

Direct Marketing Specialist



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John Jennings '99

Associate Attorney

Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP


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Jen Adams '98

Assistant Director of Grants and Engagement

Roberts Wesleyan College


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Lindsay Crandall

Self-employed Freelance

Writer and Photographer


Who Will I Meet?


Dr. Elvera Berry, Ph.D., Professor of Communication

Dr. Elvera Berry, Ph.D., known to her students as “Dr. Mrs.”, has served at Roberts since 1964. She specializes in communication studies, rhetorical theory, German literature, oral interpretation, and more. Her Ph.D. is in higher education and philosophy/ rhetoric from SUNY Buffalo. She also has two M.A. degrees; rhetoric from SUNY Brockport and linguistics and German from the University of Rochester.

She encourages active classroom discussion in her challenging courses, helping students make life-long connections between whatever they are studying and day-to-day experiences.
Read more about Elvera Berry


Cheyenne Zaremba, Communication

Studying Communication at a Roberts has been a truly impactful experience. Through engaging courses with compassionate professors I learned how to become a better student, scholar, and person. My fellow classmates and Communication majors became some of my closest friends and I have formed connections with students and faculty that I know will last me a lifetime. Going into graduate school I know that I will be prepared to take on every challenge thanks to the educational experience I received at Roberts.




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