Bachelor of Science in Interpersonal Communication Trevecca Nazarene University
Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in interpersonal communication equips you to understand how humans relate and communicate in friendships, families, romance, small groups, church, and work. As you hone your own communication skills, you’ll learn how relationships are affected by context, listening ability, existing power structures, conflict management, and verbal and nonverbal communication.
- Graduate with internship experience and a versatile and applicable knowledge base.
- 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.
- Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
What to Expect
As a student in Trevecca’s interpersonal communication program, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the study of how human communication works in all types of relationships, and you’ll become equipped to analyze and apply theories in different contexts. Your studies will help you develop and improve crucial relationship skills such as listening, empathy, trust, influence, conflict management, and verbal and nonverbal communication.
Core coursework includes the study of interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, small group communication, social influence, and more. You’ll also grow your presentation skills, learn research methods and improve your one-to-one communication skills in a variety of settings. This program culminates in an exciting senior project and a career internship, giving you the chance to gain valuable research and field experience and establish professional networking contacts.
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 interpersonal communication degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you and your goals.
General Education — 51 hours
Major — 34 hours
- COM 2010 Interpersonal Communication 3
- COM 2025 Principles of Intercultural Communication 3
- COM 2810 Small Group Communication 3
- COM 3010 Theories of Communication 3
- COM 3340 Language and Social Interaction 3
- COM 3500 Nonverbal Communication 3
- COM 4000 Advanced Public Speaking 3
- COM 4060 Social Influence 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
- The remaining 3 hours should come from Communication Studies coursework. 3
- COM 4510: 3 hours required
- COM 4800: 1 hour required
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 in interpersonal communication, you gain skills that apply to almost any field or career, including roles like these:
- College admissions counselor
- Conflict negotiator/mediator
- Customer service coordinator
- Marketing or HR director
- Wedding consultant
- Financial planner
- Instruction/curriculum developer
- Legislative assistant
- Public information officer
- Camp director
This program also positions you well for a variety of options in graduate studies.
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