Bachelor in Communication Studies Trevecca Nazarene University
The communication studies program offers a solid foundation of human communication in all its forms. From public speaking to journalism to theatre, this program allows students to build an individualized plan of study, tailoring their degrees to match their interests and goals. Students can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree depending on their selected coursework.
- Graduate with the skills you need to be competitive in a variety of careers.
- Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience, and who make an effort to know you personally.
- Tailor your coursework and degree to match your interests and goals.
What to Expect
As a student in Trevecca’s communication studies program, you’ll gain a solid foundation of human communication in all its forms. Core coursework allows you to study intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational and mass communication. In addition, you’ll grow your presentation skills, learn research methods, take part in a career internship, and complete an extensive and exciting senior project.
From public speaking to journalism to theatre, this program provides you with maximum flexibility to tailor your education to match your interests and goals. You’ll work with faculty advisors to put together your own unique plan of study. If your coursework consists primarily of dramatic arts and public speaking, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. If you concentrate more on interpersonal, organization, mass media, or journalism courses, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Science degree. No matter which path you choose, a communication studies degree prepares you to succeed in a variety of industries and fields.
Why Choose Trevecca?
Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.
Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers, and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth.
As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your communication studies degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith, and your goals.
This program provides a broad-based study of human communication. The course of study is designed by the student with the advisor’s consent. Students whose programs consist primarily of dramatic arts and public speaking courses will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree. Those students who concentrate on interpersonal, organizational, mass media, and journalism coursework will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree.
General Education — 51 hours
Major — 34 hours*
- COM 3010 Theories of Communication 3
- COM 4000 Advanced Public Speaking 3
- COM 4510 Career Internship in Communication Studies 1-3
- COM 4550 Research Methods in Communication Studies 3
- COM 4800 Senior Project in Communication Studies 1-2
- COM Communication Studies Electives (any area) at or above 2000-level 9
Twelve (12) hours from four (4) of the following areas:
- Dramatic Arts
- Interpersonal Communication
- Organizational Communication
- Media Arts & Studies
- Multimedia Journalism
- COM 4510: 3 hours required
- COM 4800: 1 hour required
* At least 17 of the total 34 hours in the major must be upper-division (3000 and 4000 level) courses.
Additional Requirement — 2 hours
- ITI 1900 Business Information Technology 2
Minor (Student’s Choice) — 15-18 hours
General Electives — 15-18 hours
Total Credit Hours: 120
With a degree from our communication studies program, you’ll have the incredible job flexibility and earning potential. Your degree will prepare you to be successful in roles like these:
- Social media coordinator
- 6-12th grade speech or drama teacher
- College admissions counselor
- Human resources director
- Public relations director
- Community engagement and fundraising director
- Event coordinator
- Corporate trainer
- Account manager
- Customer service director
- Conflict negotiator/mediator
- Marketing director
- Curriculum developer
- Legislative assistant
- Public information officer
- Communication director in church or other non-profit organization
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