Whether heading to graduate school, service work or into the job market, our communication major prepares you to work in teams, problem-solve, analyze text and data, and serve diverse audiences by speaking the truth in love.
As public relations major, Claire Clay from Van Wert, Ohio, was one of two recipients of a 2017 Venture Discovery Grant. This grant allows students to design a four-week summer experience based on their own vocational goals..
“My Bluffton professors and classwork prepared me well for this experience. Professionally, working in the public relations department as a student has given me the insight on how a PR strategy is planned and implemented day to day. The combination of classroom and real life work experiences that I get from Bluffton are really paying off.” >>> Claire's story
Your communication major or minor may easily be combined with a major from another
department, helping you achieve your specific goals. For instance, students interested
in visual communication may complete a minor in art while students majoring in business
administration may want to add a communication minor. The small number of hours required
to complete a communications major allows our students to easily double major and
graduate on time.
Through rigorous classes, departmental activities and other hands-on learning opportunities, you will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in public affairs, media relations, church promotion, higher education, communication research, political communication, public speaking, organizational leadership and more.
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A four-year plan provides guidance toward a major in communication.
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