Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Where Message Meets Mission

In today's world, communication is a driving force touching every area of our lives both at home and at work. Whether in-person or online, spoken or written, good communication skills are some of the most valuable qualifications anyone can bring to any career. Communication Studies provides the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill a calling to serve Christ in communication-related professions. The highly qualified faculty in NU's communication studies program guide students to integrate their faith with their communication skills and empower them to make a difference in the world.

Why Communication at NU?

  • Choose from four different concentrations: Human Communication, Media & Society, Dramatic Studies, and Communication for Business.
  • Benefit from small classes where you receive one-on-one attention from professors who care about your success.
  • Learn from faculty members whose teaching reflects their high academic scholarship as well as real-world experience.
  • Gain a holistic view of communication by studying areas such as message design, interpersonal skills, dramatic interpretation, and public speaking.
  • Integrate your faith with your learning in an environment that nurtures your spiritual development.
  • Put your learning into action through internships that offer practical experience with Seattle-area organizations.

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in communication can open up for you include:

  • Media Relations
  • Communication Administration
  • Grant Writing
  • Theatre Arts
  • Nonprofit
  • Journalism
  • Student/Family Development
  • Church Ministry
  • Human Resources

Word From The College of Arts and Sciences

Will Mari

Dr. Will Mari

Assistant Professor and Program Chair

"Students in communication studies benefit from the field's unique position in both the humanities and the social sciences. Our students learn practical communication skills and explore a variety of careers in media work, the arts, and relational workplaces such as nonprofits. But they also master the theories and research that make comm studies a powerful force for good in the world. With internships, experiential learning, on-campus productions and publications, they can immediately apply their interests to the "real world." Comm studies opens many challenging and awarding paths in life—please consider our major and let us know if you have questions!"

Course Listings

A complete list of courses can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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