Clarity matters.

Every industry needs effective communicators. With a communication degree from Cornerstone University, you are prepared to build relationships and communities in a way that honors Christ and serves others.

Here, you will develop relational and critical thinking skills to give you a competitive edge as you prepare for communication-related occupations and ministries. Through public relations, marketing communication, advertising, persuasion and communication campaigns, you will strengthen core communication skills in interpersonal, intercultural and group communication. Our program offers specializations in broadcast announcing, reporting and radio production.

  • Overview

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

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

    • Communication consultant
    • Director of training and development
    • Media relations specialist
    • Personnel manager
    • Personnel recruiter
    • Public relations coordinator
    • Reporter

    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 studies major.

  • 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.

    • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
    • Keys for Kids Ministries
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation
    • Partners Worldwide
    • Townsquare Media

    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.

    • Bethany Christian Services
    • KWES-TV
    • Mission India
    • Sunset Retirement Communities and Services
    • Youth Unlimited