Information about Communications Concentrations
The Professional Writing specialization helps students improve their writing skills in preparation for graduate school or to pursue a career in editing, publishing or journalism. The specialization gives students an opportunity to build a writing portfolio through coursework with the student news organization, Spectra, and the student literary journal, Eclipse.
The Business Communication specialization prepares students through the core communication classes to become strong professional writers and public speakers who are grounded in the communication theories and research methods necessary to succeed in the business world. The program’s focus on public relations/marketing courses prepares students for careers in sales, public relations, hospitality, nonprofit work and numerous other business-related occupations.
The Digital Communication specialization teaches students the fundamentals of digital photography, video production and graphic design. Students take the art courses and combine them with their communication theory and methods courses to be prepared to enter the fast-growing field of multimedia production. The specialization is perfect for students interested in pursuing careers in film production, advertising, public relations (visual production) and numerous other careers.
The Religious Communication specialization allows students to explore how religious belief and action motivate human behavior. The specialization is ideal for students interested in pursuing seminary or a master’s degree in counseling after completing their undergraduate degree. The courses are taught by faculty in the Religious Studies and Philosophy departments.