Communication Major

Major or Minor

Bethel’s communication degree expands rhetorical competence and offers high amounts of hands-on experience. Students have opportunities to explore interpersonal and intercultural communication, written, visual and oral communication, media production, social media and public relations.

Students develop a balanced portfolio that enables them to pursue careers in journalism, public relations, broadcasting, media communication and other fields that prioritize communicative excellence. They will become more responsible producers of communication, as well as more critical consumers of communication and be able to articulate how their faith is integrated with communication.

American Sign Language (ASL)

100%

of graduates within the past ten years are working in communication-related careers.

11:1

student-to-faculty ratio

100%

of students receive some form of financial assistance

Communication Major

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program – 4 years

Courses will include:

  • Interpersonal & Intercultural Communication
  • Social Media
  • Public Relations
  • Primetime (Broadcasting and Reporting)
  • Theory & Research

Communication Minor

Courses will include:

  • Interpersonal & Intercultural Communication
  • Social Media
  • Public Relations

Prepare for an exciting future in:

  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Social media management
  • Video production
  • Journalism
  • Non-profit or ministry settings
  • Broadcasting
  • Educating
  • Entrepreneuralship
  • Marketing
  • Media planning
  • Project management
  • Technical Writing

Gain career-shaping skills such as how to:

  • Tell stories in multimedia formats
  • Write like a pro for journalism, PR and social media
  • Communicate effectively with people from other cultures
  • Perfect skills in public speaking and presentations
  • Communicate love of God and neighbors as fellow image bearers
  • Work with organizations in professional internship experiences

Student Internships:

Gain real-world experience. The program has featured the council of 15 area practitioners to offer direction for the major and help with internship and career placements and worked for more than 15 organizations to develop communication plans to answer their promotional goals.

Students take part in local internships in places such as:

  • Bethel Admission Office
  • Bethel Career Development Services
  • Bethel Marketing & Communications
  • Clay Musical Mission Tour
  • Granger Community Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • THOR Industries Inc.
  • Transformation Ministries
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Communication Major Highlights

Bethel’s communication degree expands rhetorical competence and offers high amounts of hands-on experience. Students have opportunities to explore interpersonal and intercultural communication, written, visual and oral communication, media production, social media and public relations.

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