Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication
The Professional Communication degree, designed for working adults, is designed to enhance and expand communication competency in all areas of a person’s life — self, home and workplace. The major integrates theory and applied learning, making it a marketable degree fitting for any organization or ministry. Those working in the field of communication enjoy the process of “talk,” and how that translates into making money, fixing organizational issues or disseminating information.
The Professional Communication degree prepares graduates to work in the field of communication, encompassing every organizational body and entity in which someone would like to work. A communication office (information office) is apart of any thriving corporation or nonprofit. The skills learned in Evangel's Professional Communication major are directly reflectant of the skills stated in the Fortune 500 most desirable candidates for hire, those having oral and written communication skills, technological training, initiative with original, creative thought, along with other attributes. The degree itself is an integrated look at the theories of communication and how those theories correlate with the actuality of "doing" communication. The Professional Communication degree is a combination of writing, research, creating and performance.
Professional Communication graduates are highly marketable. Graduates' skills are valued for their abilities to accomplish numerous tasks. The liberal arts training is a perfect fit for the needed flexibility of a communication expert. Evangel's Professional Communication program offers that integrated, yet diverse, training for tomorrow's workplace. Graduates pursue jobs in a variety of places. Currently, our graduates have acquired jobs in technical writing, promotions, public relations, advertising, digital media, nonprofits (such as running an orphanage), political campaigns, medical marketing and broadcasting.
The Evangel ethos of relationship-building and the integration of faith and learning are at the core of this major. Graduates cherish their cohort time as they move through the program and are proud Evangel alumni upon graduation.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Adult Learning and Introduction to Communication Technology||Learners will explore the nontraditional nature of adult education and complete various self-assessment instruments designed to provide a cognitive base for personal understanding and career planning in the field of communication. Specific detail is given to current industry standard information and technologies. Learners will be introduced to electronic media skills that prepare them for course work in the program.|
|Promotional Communication||Learners discover the basic techniques of advertising and public relations. Topics covered include copywriting, designing, strategy and execution. Careful consideration is given to clarifying the differences, but also the important interrelationships between advertising, public relations, and other parts of integrated marketing communication.|
|Technical Writing||Learners demonstrate their skills in writing tasks specifically encountered in the work world. These include various types of business correspondence, mechanism and process description, instructions, proposals, and reports and manuals.|
|Digital Media||Learners are introduced to the development of computer media on the World Wide Web using text, visuals, animation, audio and video. Always changing, the learners will be using current software programs, studying current Web page design, and working on multimedia elements for websites.|
|Communication Workshop||Learners demonstrate their learned communication skills through a comprehensive workshop experience, preparing portfolio work in print, promotions, electronic and digital media. Students work individually and as part of a creative team, preparing materials that will build their portfolios for a career in the corporate communication field.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Nancy Pace-Miller is a 1984 graduate of Evangel. A proud “OKIE,” she came from Oklahoma to Missouri to attend Evangel and never left. Pace-Miller has worked in the field of advertising and public relations for 30 years and began teaching at Evangel in 1989 as an adjunct instructor. She took a full-time position at Evangel […] read more
Dr. Cameron Pace has been working in media for more than 30 years and has taught most of the electronic media courses that Evangel has offered at some point in his 22-year career as an Evangel professor. He serves as the faculty adviser for ECTV and EU Films, and he is the faculty supervisor of […] read more
- Technical writer
- Electronic Media Specialist (broadcast, radio)
- Public Relations Practitioner
- Advertising Executive
- Digital Media Specialist (Web, Internet jobs, Animation)
- Layout Artist
- Political consultant
- Information director
Applicants who have met the following criteria will be considered for admission to the Professional Studies program:
- As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
- Graduation from high school or the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.
- A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA in previous college courses. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, you must meet scholastic requirements.
Note: You do not need an associate of arts degree to apply to Evangel.