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Be an effective communicator.

Clear communicators are in high demand. Whether you want to write for the media, present to business clients, or teach the Bible, proficient communication skills are essential to your future career. We will prepare you with both the theory and practical experience to skillfully and responsibly engage in communication in your chosen field.

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COURSEWORK

Requirements for this degree total 45 hours. This includes 27 hours of required courses and 18 hours in your chosen concentration. Up to 3 of the hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Group Dynamics
  • Mass Communication

See Required Courses

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Concentrations:

  • Business Communication
  • Communication for Ministry

 

  • Contemporary Media Studies
  • Relational Communication

CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS

Communication theories and vocabulary are useless without applied practice in your chosen area of concentration. As a communication major, you will have the opportunity to participate in professional internships that will give you hands-on experience to practice your skills. Leave Trinity prepared to excel in any number of demanding careers!

Career Objectives Include:

DEPARTMENT FACULTY

Course Title Credits
CORE
Overview of Communication
Select three of the following: 9 hours
COM 120 Survey of Communication Theory
COM 204 Mass Communication
COM 330 Intercultural Communication
COM 332 Interpersonal Communication
Communication in Practice
COM 112 Speech 3 hours
COM 240X Writing for the Media I 3 hours
COM 340X Writing for the Media II 3 hours
COM 241X Pre-Practicum* 2 hours
COM 445 Internship 3 hours
GPH 105 Foundational Design Software 3 hours
GPH 205 Intermediate Design Software 3 hours
* Two semesters 1 hour each
Emphases
Select one of the following concentrations 18
Total Hours 47
EMPHASES
Business Communication Emphasis
BUS 334 Advertising 3 hours
COM 140 Introduction to Public Relations 3 hours
COM 210X Business Communication 3 hours
COM 230 Advanced Public Speaking 3 hours
COM 334 Group and Organizational Communication 3 hours
COM 490 Communication Capstone 3 hours
Total Hours 18 hours
Contemporary Media Emphasis
COM 140 Introduction to Public Relations 3 hours
COM 440X Topics in Media Studies 3 hours
GPH 110 Graphic Foundations 3 hours
GPH 210 Tangible Design 3 hours
GPH 230
OR
GPH 260
Introduction to Photography
OR
Typography
3 hours
GPH 305 Advanced Design Software 3 hours
Total Hours 18 hours
Communication for Ministry Emphasis
CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry 3 hours
COM 230 Advanced Public Speaking 3 hours
COM 334 Group and Organizational Communication 3 hours
COM 338 Gender and Family Communication 3 hours
COM 490 Communication Capstone 3 hours
Choose one of the following: 3 hours
CM 175 Foundations of Youth Ministry
CM 215 Foundations of Children’s Ministry
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries
CM 315 Principles of Family Ministry
CM 400 Principles of Adult Ministry
Total Hours 18 hours
Leadership Emphasis
Introduction to Leadership (choose one): 3 hours
LR 170X
OR
LR 173 & LR 174
Leadership Dynamics
OR
Emerging Leadership I and
Emerging Leadership II
COM 230 Advanced Public Speaking 3 hours
COM 334 Group and Organizational Communications 3 hours
COM 490 Communication Capstone 3 hours
LR 378X Servant Leadership 3 hours
Leadership Practicum (choose one): 3 hours
LR 470X Leadership Dynamics Practicum
Combination of LR 220, LR 420, and LR 440
Total Hours 18 hours
Relational Communication Emphasis
COM 334 Group and Organizational Communication 3 hours
COM 338 Gender and Family Communication 3 hours
COM 490 Communication Capstone 3 hours
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
PSY 300
OR
PSY 350X
Personality Theories
OR
Social Psychology
3 hours
Select one of the following: 3 hours
PSY 170X Leadership Dynamics
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention
PSY 356 Conflict Management
Total Hours 18 hours