Communication (Public Relations)

Students provide commentary at a home football game

About the Program

C-SC’s Communication program develops communication skills to enhance personal and professional opportunities. Students can focus their studies in one of three areas: media, sports communication or public relations. The major does require at least three semesters of practical experience in either the student newspaper, the student operated radio station or the student-run TV studio. Most students also complete a professional internship to enhance their experiences. All graduating students are required to complete a portfolio of their best work to assist them in the job interview process.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

Culver-Stockton’s Communication major is a distinctive program, preparing graduates for careers in media, sports communication and public relations. Professors educate and train studetns through career-based assignments, practical hands-on experiential learning in our TV and radio stations and newspaper and case studies. Our students may choose to focus their studies in one of three communication areas: media communication, sports communication and public relations. We also share a strong speech and theatre education major with the Theatre Department.

Beyond the Classroom

Honor Societies: Lambda Pi Eta
Professional Experiences: Internships
Travel-Study Courses: Media Management
Awards and Recognition: Lambda Pi Eta - National Communication Association Honor Society, Emily Helsabeck Oral Interpretation Award Winner, Mahan Award for Journalism

After C-SC

Director of Communication
Media Producer
TV, Radio and News Journalist
Media Liason
Public Relations


“I love the public relations program at Culver-Stockton! Through hands on experiences within our practicums I feel confident in my learning and new abilities. This program has shaped who I am, who I will be, and confirms daily that I have found my home in Culver-Stockton College.”
–Laura Johnson ’19


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