Today’s society consists of a vast network of interrelated mass communication services and industries that offers numerous career opportunities. In the print media, there are positions in the newspaper, magazine, and book publishing fields for reporters, editors, and copy editors as well as in sales and media management. In the broadcasting industry, there are positions in radio, television, and telecommunications. Job opportunities include television and radio producer/
director, videotape editor, and broadcast journalist. For businesses, institutions, and industries there are positions in public relations, advertising, and sales as well as numerous other communication services.
Globally, there are intercultural challenges faced by employees of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, the military, diplomats and people in multi-national businesses, international students, international research teams,
Peace Corps volunteers, immigrants, and missionaries. Domestically, there are opportunities in managing diversity in the workplace, interethnic and interracial relations, community organizing, political campaigns, and the management,
production, and research of media.
With the rationale that the ability to communicate adequately and effectively is of prime importance to each individual’s personal development, social growth, Christian witness, and professional success, the programs are designed for students who:
Practical experience may be obtained in the following ways:
Public Communication (BA) Concentrations in: Intercultural Communication, Journalism/PR (BA) Concentrations in:
Broadcast Journalism or Print Journalism
Minors: Broadcast Journalism, Intercultural Communication, Print Journalism, Public Relations
Read the Department of Communication & Journalism section in the Academic bulletin.
John Gavin, Chair & Dean
Prof. Jarilyn Conner
Wilkinson Hall Basement,