The rhetorical/interpersonal communication concentration is the most popular of the three concentration options in the communication studies program. It specifically prepares students for employment in fields where excellent interpersonal and group communication skills are especially important.
The dramatic arts concentration offers elective coursework in acting, directing, playwriting and other elements of dramatic arts, while also offering a broader foundation in communication studies than found in the theatre major.
The interdisciplinary concentration provides students maximum latitude in creating a program to suit their particular needs, which may include courses from outside of the communication studies department. To select this concentration, students must consult with the department chair.
Everyone communicates. But not everyone communicates well. As such, people with strong writing and speaking skills often have a strong advantage for career success. In Biola’s communication studies major, you’ll learn both the art and science of communication — growing in your practical skills to create and deliver messages as well as your knowledge of communication theory and research.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s communication studies program offers several key advantages:
As a communication studies major, you will have a choice of three concentrations that will prepare you with skills to communicate clearly and creatively in service of Christ. In each area, your focus will be on developing strong interpersonal and group communication skills through drama, speech pathology and mass communication. Course highlights and interesting topics include:
The communications studies degree provides exceptional general preparation for careers in fields such as law, communications, sales, education or ministry. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
Biola graduates from the communication studies major have gone on to study at distinguished graduate schools such as: Louisiana State University; California State University Fullerton; Ohio State University; Regent University; College of William and Mary; Purdue University; University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles; University of North Carolina; and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.