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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Communication

The art of communication is the art of connection, of bringing people and ideas together through images, sounds, words or performance. We believe, at Southeastern, that our culture’s many forms of communication media in the hands of skilled Christians may be used to connect with people in a profound way. Choose between our Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science options — the BA if you plan to attend graduate school and the BS if you want to go directly into the field.Accordingly, our program aims to equip you not only for career success but also for reaching the world using your unique skillset. As a communication major at SEU, you will gain plenty of experience through community service opportunities and internships, earning you at least 300 hours and a head start when searching for employment. You will also have the opportunity to undertake freelance production work for professional clients on an as-needed basis and participate in on-campus opportunities such as our nationally broadcast talk show, RAW TV; radio station, WSEU; and newspaper, The SEU Times.

Gain hands-on experience as a personality for WSEU Radio, our campus-broadcast radio station.

Program Details

Sample Core Courses

  • Media Ethics (COMM 2122) — This course is an examination of moral and social conduct and decision-making in the world of media. Contemporary ethical issues in commercialism, journalism, and media expression will be examined in light of biblical principles.
  • Introduction to Mass Communication (COMM 2233) — This course is a broad survey of the various forms of mass communication and the industries that have arisen to support them as well as their impact on the culture and democracy. It provides students the opportunity to critically examine each of the forms of mass communication that have become an integral part of everyday life.
  • Writing for the Mass Media (COMM 3333) — This course focuses on writing skills for the mass media, including print, broadcast, documentary and online journalism as well as public relations and advertising. It includes instruction on interviewing, research and copy editing for various media and story formats.
  • Media Criticism (COMM 4853) — This course is an advanced study of the rhetorical principles that guide the analysis of media products. Critical analysis of media texts is emphasized. Students will learn to observe, analyze and critique visual media texts from the perspective of a media professional working in media industries to create or improve media products. This course is appropriate for students seeking careers in media creation professions.