Employers consistently report that excellent oral and written communication skills are the most desirable abilities in potential employees. By studying communication at SBU, you will become well-versed in the foundational communication theory and practices that will equip you to be prepared for a wide variety of potential career paths. Many communication alumni go on to pursue further education and have had significant success at graduate schools.
As a communication major at SBU, you will be challenged to consider how all aspects of your communication impact those you interact with and how your communication skills can be an effective tool for reaching others with the Gospel message.
This integration of faith with the academic discipline of communication is built on the example of the apostle Paul in Acts 17. Like Paul, you will learn how to communicate effectively with others, even those who have different beliefs and opinions. You will learn how to discuss topics that are important to you in a way that is meaningful and influential.
SBU communication graduates have pursued a variety of careers including:
Many SBU communication graduates choose to pursue further education in communication and other fields at institutions such as:
Put your learning into action through participation in a student media group:
Join the Speaking Bearcats, SBU's nationally acclaimed forensics speech and debate team, which has won 12 Pi Kappa Delta (intercollegiate speech and debate honorary organization) national championships.
As a communication major at SBU, you may have the opportunity to join Lambda Pi Eta, a national honor society for communication majors recognizing academic achievement and quality character.
|ENG 1113||English Composition I||3|
|COM 1103||Fundamentals Of Speech Communication||3|
|MAT 1143||College Algebra||3|
|BIB 1013||Old Testament History||3|
|CIS 1103||Computer and Information Management||3|
|UNI 1111||University Seminar||1|
|ENG 2213||English Composition II||3|
|POL 1113||American Government and Politics||3|
|FAR 10_3||Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre||3|
|HIS 2213/2223||U.S. History I or II||3|
|COM 3313||Advanced Public Speaking||3|
|UNI 1121||Introduction to Critical Thinking||1|
|SPA 1114||Elementary Spanish||4|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
|COM 2223||Argumentation and Debate||3|
|ECO 2003||LIFE Economics||3|
|COM 2393||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|SPA 1124||Elementary Spanish II||4|
|BIO 1004||Principles of Biology||4|
|COM 3013||Rhetorical Theory and Criticism||3|
|SPF 2012||Introduction to Spiritual Formation||2|
|COM 3363||American Public Address (Spring, odd)||3|
|COM 3283||Persuasion: Theory and Practice||3|
|PHS 1004||Introduction to Physical Science||4|
|COM 3353||Organizational Communication||3|
|KIN 1162||Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness||2|
|COM 3043||Communication Research Methods (Spring,
|COM 3003||Communication Theory (Spring, on demand)||3|
|COM 4311||Communication Senior Capstone||1|
|PSY 1013||General Psychology or|
|SOC 1003||Introductory Sociology||3|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
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