ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The communication program develops skills to enhance personal and professional opportunities. Students can focus their studies in media communication, sports communication or public relations. At least three semesters of practical experience with the student newspaper, the student-operated radio station or the student-run TV studio are required. Students will have multiple opportunities to be part of live broadcasts of Culver-Stockton athletics contests, as well as other events on campus. Most students also complete a professional internship. All graduating students are required to complete a portfolio of their best work to assist them in the job interview process.
WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION?
Employers nationwide have identified the ability to verbally communicate with others inside and outside their organization and the ability to create and/or edit written documents as among the top ten skills they seek when hiring college graduates. Many communication programs embrace a deep commitment to ethical and civically productive communication. An ideal communication major is outgoing, is comfortable connecting with diverse groups of people and gets a message across effectively.
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
Director of communication
TV, radio and news journalist
Social media marketer
Human resources specialist
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Popular second major:
Theatre, English, History, Business
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dr. Haidee Heaton
Chair of Theatre and Communication
Phone: 573-288-6000, ext. 6434
Senior Lecturer in Communication
Phone: 573-288-6000, ext. 6355