Are you a people person who enjoys learning through conversation? Can you picture yourself applying your skills at just about any company or industry? If so, you should consider a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
PLNU communication majors examine the rapidly changing communication landscape, and learn how to use communication competently in a variety of complex environmental and social contexts. You will also learn how to put your discipline into practice in the collective community around you, allowing you to constantly refine your ability to build and maintain your personal and professional relationships.
As a multi-faceted major with a wide variety of career opportunities, communication is one of the most popular majors at PLNU. You can look forward to a versatile curriculum that includes courses on interpersonal and small group communication, gender and nonverbal communication, and speech and debate. Communication majors also have the opportunity to choose one of two concentrations: societal communication or public address.
- Societal Communication: Explores the analytical, social, and theoretical applications of communication, drawn from the sociological, psychological, and anthropological foundations of communication. This concentration offers optimal preparation for students pursuing careers in areas such as social services, counseling, or human resources.
- Public Address: Focuses on oral communication and practical application skills, and aims to refine your public speaking and presentational abilities. This concentration often complements study in another discipline, and can better prepare you for a career in education, ministry, politics, or law, just to name a few.