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Communication Bachelor Degree (B.A.)

Communication Bachelor Degree (B.A.)

Communication at Messiah College

The Bachelor of Arts degree in communication at Messiah College helps you further your knowledge in the general field of communication with the flexibility to take courses in areas of communication that interest you most. Learning to apply theories effectively and ethically in a wide range of communication specialties, you’ll graduate with the foundation needed to pursue communication-related jobs or further your education through graduate studies.

As a student in the communication degree program, you will

  • Master various forms of communication (oral, written, visual, and virtual)
  • Gain an understanding of communication processes among individuals as well as within varying cultures and societies.
  • Study the role of communication in history and explore communication theory, rhetoric, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication.

Communication major distinctives
Career options for communication majors
Internship opportunities for communication majors

Flexible curriculum

Because of the flexibility of communication major, you can tailor your degree to your own interests and take courses in the areas of communication that are most appealing to you. This includes taking courses within any of the majors within the Department of Communication (journalism, film and media arts, public relations, digital media, media/culture/technology), and potentially adding a minor or double major.

Hands-on experience as a Christian communicator

Through the communication degree program you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to gain valuable job experience. Many students complete internships in nearby Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city, or choose to study abroad, work at The Pulse (Messiah’s student-run media hub), or take on leadership roles in clubs and organizations. Throughout each of those opportunities, you’ll practice your communication, analytical and critical thinking skills and become a successful Christian communicator and leader.