Culver-Stockton's communication program develops communication skills to enhance personal and professional opportunities. Students may focus their studies in journalism, public relations or interpersonal communication. A wide variety of courses are offered that emphasize both the theory and practice of communications to prepare graduates for direct access to the job market or success in graduate school.
Two emphases are available: media communications or speech communications. Students who select media communications will take coursework in public speaking, interpersonal communications, media writing, and mass media and society. They can select from a variety of electives depending on whether their interest is radio, print, TV, electronic media or public relations. Students who opt to specialize in speech communication also take courses in gender and intercultural communications and the history of communications. Students also may complete a minor in media communication or speech communication.
Completion of the communication major prepares students for jobs in public relations, organizational communications, radio, television, newspaper, and web-based communications. Paired as a second major with business, political science, or criminal justice, it also provides excellent foundations for many pre-professional degrees.
For a complete listing of the course offerings and requirements for a communications major, please see the current academic catalog.