Messages matter.

As a graduate of the broadcast communication degree program, you will have the ability to craft creative and compelling messages to influence millions of people simultaneously. Broadcast communication combines television and on-air radio performance with opportunities for on-screen acting, motivational speaking, talk show hosting, sportscasting and more!

Here, you'll explore opportunities to record voice-over narration and character voices, to report on news and happenings around you and to draw out of people in an interview what they may never before have told anyone else. You'll learn how to speak effectively to global audiences through reporting news, interviewing fascinating people, writing scripts, being on-camera and discussing important issues. Broadcasting is a challenging and rewarding field, and we are prepared to help you succeed.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in communication prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Anchor
    • Field reporter
    • Interviewer
    • Sportscaster
    • Vlogger
    • Radio host
    • Communications coordinator

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a communication major with a broadcast communication concentration.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Calvary Church
    • Christ Memorial Church
    • Keys for Kids Ministries
    • Partners Worldwide
    • WOOD TV8

    Communication and Music Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate Communication, Media and Music Division students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 97 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • David's House Ministries
    • Michigan History Center, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    • United Airlines
    • 91.3 WCSG