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B.A. in Communication Studies

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies is to produce Christian graduates who are adept at constructing ethical written and oral messages. They appraise and assess messages communicated by all forms of media, both popular and religious. They demonstrate analytical commentary in both theory and praxis of the communication studies discipline.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, students will be able to:


Describe the communication discipline and its central questions.


Engage in communication inquiry, employ theories, and critically analyze messages.


Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context, and demonstrate self-efficacy.


Apply ethical communication principles and practices.


Utilize communication to demonstrate cultural competency.


Influence public discourse through framing, evaluating, and advocating for local, national, and global issues from a distinctly biblical perspective.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.