Students who earn a bachelor of arts in Communication will be prepared to work in today's global communication network in a broad range of fields, including journalism, social media, marketing and sales, public relations, education and ministry. The Communication Department offers two concentrations – digital media and public relations.
The Digital Media concentration is designed for students who seek careers in traditional media (television, print, radio) as journalists and producers, as well as for students who wish to prepare for rapidly expanding opportunities in new media (digital marketing, social media, Web development). Students completing the digital media concentration will learn skills such as Web design, site development, script writing, social media management, and video production. They may work in jobs related to Web analysis, content development, and digital editorial/blogging.
Students in both the Digital Media and Public Relations concentrations have access to a media lab featuring leading software for video production, which is identical to that used by professional video producers around the world.
In addition to classroom studies, students can broaden their learning experience through projects that take them into the community. Whether through covering actual news or shooting video documentaries, students have many opportunities to apply their skills in real work-world situations. An internship that gives students the chance to work within their chosen concentration is required for graduation. Programs for study abroad are also offered.
The world has a dire need for ethical communicators, and a degree in Communication from Anderson University gives graduates an opportunity to create an impact for Christ in the workplace. Media ethics and professional values based on Christian principles play a central role in the courses offered as well as in other activities such as internships, field trips and appearances by guest speakers.
Your Future as a Communicator
The degree in Communication is specialized enough to provide entry into specific job categories. For example, with the concentration in digital media, students may be qualified to blog for a social media outlet or to join a Web development team for an Internet startup company. The degree also is broad enough to offer opportunities in fields as diverse as the legal profession, nonprofit organizations, and missionary work.
For more information about earning the Communication degree at Anderson University, e-mail Department Chairman Robert Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone him at (864) 760-1146; Or e-mail Associate Professor of Communication James Duncan at email@example.com or telephone him at (864) 231-7559.