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Corban University

Communication

Communication Major

Behind every successful idea, business endeavor, and cause is someone who is telling its story. In Corban’s communication program, you’ll learn how to tell compelling stories through a variety of media, from writing to speaking to the arts. Learn how to craft powerful communication about the stories behind people, products, ideas, and organizations.

At Corban, you’ll learn alongside published and professional faculty who care about your ideas and dreams. They’ll help you build key communication skills that establish the foundation for a wide range of career options, and you’ll learn to organize your thoughts clearly, write persuasively, and speak compellingly.

Is Communication the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You enjoy working with people
  • You enjoy writing, reading, and researching.
  • You like to analyze everything, especially in books, movies, and other media.
  • You enjoy informing, entertaining, or motivating others.
  • You like helping people communicate more compassionately.
  • You enjoy global engagement and ministry.

What You’ll Learn

In Corban’s communication program, you’ll benefit from small class sizes, individual skills-coaching, and faculty-supported internships. You will also have the flexibility to choose between a variety of courses and customize your degree based on your interests and career goals. Regardless of the direction you choose, you will learn to enjoy more fulfilling relationships as you provide highly sought-after, innovative skills to a rapidly expanding career field.

Develop your communication skills through classes such as:

  • Media & Society
  • Argumentation & Debate
  • Advanced Speech
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Critique for Publication
  • Voiceover & Audio Production
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Print Journalism
  • Integrated Journalism
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Persuasive Theory & Writing
  • Intercultural Communication

In addition to your core English and communication requirements, this flexible degree lets you choose from classes in ministry, interpersonal relations, media arts, journalism, psychology, creative writing, business, intercultural communication, philosophy, marketing, literature, sports management, public relations, and more.

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Career Options

Corban communication graduates are well-equipped through internships and faculty mentoring to pursue careers such as:

  • Writing, Editing and Public Speaking
  • Education and Management
  • Public Relations and Event Planning
  • Media Content Development
  • Missions and Christian Ministry
  • Journalism and Integrated Media
  • Design and Innovation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Film, Television, Radio, and Theatre
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Communications

Theatre

Many communication majors choose to participate in Corban’s Theatre Arts, which puts on two superb productions each year: dramas, tragedies, comedies, and musicals. Their experience in Corban Theatre has led many students to continue to be involved in dramatic writing, directing, and acting long after graduation.