Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Students majoring in communication engage in a thoughtful exploration of how the construction of messages, communicator characteristics, and contextual factors influence professional and personal lives. The Bachelor of Arts in Communications program at GCU provides opportunities for scholarship in organizational, political, mass mediated, interpersonal, and intercultural communication contexts. The organizational emphasis allows students to focus on communication skills directly applicable to public relations, political communication, human resources, sales, and marketing. This program, like the greater GCU community, embodies Christian virtues in the way people communicate with each another. Faculty act as guides, collaborators, and mentors as students find their purpose.

Students who earn their degree in communication work in a wide variety of contexts. Students at GCU learn the skills necessary to be competitive in both profit and nonprofit sectors. Common careers for communication majors with an organizational emphasis are public relations specialists, corporate trainers, campaign managers, community action directors, account executives, sales representatives, and human resource coordinators.

Program SOC

Radio and Television Announcers
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Public Relations Specialists
Copy Writers
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