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Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies

University of Mount Union
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Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Mount Union prepares students for a dynamic, ever-changing field that offers an array of exciting and rewarding career paths and graduate school preparation. The communication studies degree is designed to help you become an effective communicator and critical consumer of messages, preparing you for life as an educated citizen, professional, and leader.

The communication studies major is an excellent double-major when paired with a variety of other diverse majors at Mount Union. Students with aspirations to utilize their strong written and verbal communication skills for a meaningful career can major in communication studies to explore all that the field of communication has to offer.

Admission requirements

GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 61 iBT
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 55

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Program content

  • Principles of Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Communication Scholarship
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Broadcast Studio Operations
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Special Topics
  • Global and Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group and Organizational Communication
  • Persuasion and Argumentation
  • Applied Media Research
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Information Design
  • Public Relations Research and Design
  • Sports Journalism
  • Communication Practicum
  • Communication Study Travel Seminar
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Public Relations Cases
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Leadership and Team Communication
  • Digital Audio and Video Production
  • Social Identity, Power and the Media
  • Gender, Communication and Society
  • Health Communication
  • Public Advocacy for Social Justice
  • Special Topics
  • Independent Study
  • Documentary Film Production
  • SCE: Design for Multimedia
  • Critical Perspectives on Media, Popular Culture and Advertising
  • Media Management, Law and Policy
  • Political Communication
  • Relational Communication
  • Creative Visual Storytelling
  • SCE: Public Relations Campaigns
  • International Media Systems
  • Social Media and Relationships
  • SCE: Communication Studies
  • Honors Thesis/Project
  • Internship in Communication

Scholarships & funding

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website. 


Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Career opportunities

Mount Union’s Communication Studies Program is robust in its offerings and provides students with a solid foundation in the field of communication and concentrations in interpersonal/organizational communication, peace communication, and public relations as well as media studies. Since these courses are interdisciplinary in nature, students can easily link them to other areas of study including law, business, politics, theatre, and the ministry. Our graduates find challenging careers in a variety of fields.

Common careers include:

  • Radio broadcasting
  • Newspaper journalism
  • Public relations
  • Television
  • Events planning
  • Marketing
  • Public service
  • Human resources

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University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...

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Why study at University of Mount Union

Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!

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University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Avenue
44601 Alliance Ohio
United States of America

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