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Communication Studies

Human communication is complex. Learning the intricacies of our day-to-day interactions is a valuable asset. Understanding communications can help you make wise business decisions and connect with people around the world.

A communications degree from Cornerstone University gives you an edge. You’ll explore communication through a faith-based lens, take part in case studies and even do research of your own to connect the dots and cross communication barriers.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Communication, Media & Music Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of Communication, Media & Music Division graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Prepare Yourself
to Communicate Diligently

A bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Cornerstone will prepare you for multiple career tracks. Every organization needs good communicators—good writers, good speakers, good mentors—to keep them on track and take them in the right direction. You’ll understand that good communication goes beyond words. It creates relationships and builds lasting bonds.

Our graduates end up in communications-based positions all over the country and across the world. They become content writers, marketing strategists and even professors. They have the can-do attitude that gets them farther, and education that provides a strong foundation for their future.

Through this program, you will develop relational and critical thinking skills to drive you toward your goals. Through hands-on simulations and campaigns in public relations, marketing communication, advertising and speech, you will strengthen core communication skills in interpersonal, intercultural and group communication. Our program offers specializations in broadcast announcing, reporting and radio production.

Careers

Your potential for a career in the communications field is limitless. Our graduates find innovative ways to enter the workforce after graduation by building off of their marketable skills and finding specializations that best suit them.

Opportunities

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

Internships

We have partnered with hundreds of organizations across West Michigan who cultivate and inspire our students to achieve more. They hire our interns at advertising agencies, marketing firms and beyond. You’ll walk across the stage at graduation with real-world experience that has prepared you for your future.

Opportunities

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Partners Worldwide
  • Townsquare Media
  • WOOD TV8
  • Kent County Parks Foundation
  • Access of West Michigan

Program Features

The communication studies program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Degree Planning Guides

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

Select a sample four-year degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in communication studies.

Communication Studies Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Communication Studies: Broadcast Communication Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Communication Studies: Strategic Communication Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

As a student in the Communication & Media Studies Division, you will have the opportunity to study communication from a cultural perspective through a two-week study abroad trip in Ireland, London or Jordan.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our communication studies program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

As you build your life, Cornerstone is there to walk with you toward your purpose and your goals.

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Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

Communication studies is a multifaceted program with hundreds of opportunities available. Our students integrate communications with business, science and even psychology. The possibilities are endless.

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Contact

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616.222.1418

Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.