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Communication Studies

If you are interested in a broad education in strategic communications, public speaking and rhetoric, and digital arts, our communication studies program is for you.

The field of communication is continually evolving, and our program will prepare you for success in a variety of communication-focused careers. Master the art of persuasion and delve into the sociological aspects of communication as you gain both hands-on and practical experience.

Our team of skilled professors provide comprehensive training in communication theory, argumentation and debate, public relations, marketing and effective communication strategies. Opportunities for internships and volunteer placements encourage real-world implementation of the communication strategies and theories learned in our program.

Our program will give you practical and hands-on training through focused courses and workshops that will let your imagination run wild.

By combining practical teaching, small class sizes, and personal instruction, you’ll get expert teaching on advertising, public relations, copy writing, web design, and communications.

The integration of your Christian worldview and your vocational calling is a central focus of our program offerings. Become a skilled communicator as you pursue an advanced degree or launch your professional career.

Majors: Become a skilled communicator as you pursue an advanced degree or launch your professional communications-focused career.

Minor: Gain skills in advertising, public relations, copy writing, web design, and communications.

Concentration: Learn the basics of media writing, speech, desktop publishing, and web design to enhance your career.

Career Opportunities

Our academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
  • College professor
  • Communication Specialist
  • Minister or church media director
  • Human Relations Director
  • Sales Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Lawyer

Faculty

Department Chair

Cameron A. Pace, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication, Department Chairperson

Full Time Faculty

Nancy Pace-Miller, M.A.

Assistant Professor

Austin Twigg

Ephraim Media Center Engineer

Chip Stanek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Mark B. Kelton, Ed.D.

Professor

Melinda Booze, M.A.

Assistant Professor, Communication

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