Nancy Semotiuk, Chair, Linda Potter Crumley, Lynelle Ellis Jerrold Hartman. 

Students with a degree in Communication are in high demand. A degree in Communication opens the doors to a range of interesting career opportunities in private, government, and non-profit sectors. Students are prepared to successfully pursue careers and professions that require and reward knowledge and ability in verbal, visual, and written communication skills that are critical to the workplace. Our students graduate with the ability to create and/or edit documents, the ability to verbally and visually communicate with others both inside and outside the organization, which are among the top ten skills employers seek when hiring new college graduates.

Communication studies stimulates critical thinking and creative expression, enhances cultural sensitivity, and helps students connect educational, career, and life goals. Students are prepared to enter careers or pursue graduate studies that use their talents to understand, speak, read, write, and communicate visually through a variety of media, becoming effective and articulate Christian communicators.

For students interested in treating communication disorders, we offer a program preparing students to pursue further coursework elsewhere in Speech Language Pathology.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Strategic Communication opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities in corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations. Strategic Communication is an umbrella term to describe a discipline that includes media management, public relations, and advertising. A minor is required. Graduates often take positions as writers, editors, fundraisers, public relations practitioners, communication specialists, or social media managers. They are prepared for graduate study as well.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Communication integrates knowledge of communication with language study abroad, an international internship, and a minor. With experience in international communication, graduates are prepared for careers as communication specialists in international and intercultural organizations such as global business, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charitable or religious organizations, foundations, media outlets, and international missions, making them an essential asset in an ever-connected world. This major includes some time studying abroad. They are prepared for graduate study as well.

Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Music Production is an interdisciplinary major between the Music and Communication and Languages departments. It prepares students for jobs within music production and related media industries including music production recording, mixing, mastering, sound design, and scoring.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Film, TV, and Media focuses intensely on teaching visual and audio communication. BS degrees focus more on a specific area of knowledge, and a minor is not required. Graduates often produce, direct, write, edit, and in many ways are involved in the creation of film, documentary, advertising, broadcasting, video, and other visual media. Graduates of this program are prepared for graduate study as well.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Digital Media and Design is an interdisciplinary degree answering the demand in industry for people with Graphic Design and Film/TV skills. The major selects the most critical courses for jobs in this area, drawing from the departments of Technology and of Communication and Languages.

Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Speech Language Pathology prepares students for admission to Speech Language Pathology at Loma Linda University and may also apply to other professional programs. A selective program involving sciences, general education courses, and communication-specific coursework offers graduation with an AS degree before entering BS professional training elsewhere.

Minors are available in drama, film and television production, global communication, journalism, and speech.