Interpersonal & Public Communication

Program Overview

Why Study Interpersonal & Public Communication at TFC?

The Communication Studies major offers a concentration in the broader area of Interpersonal & Public Communication (IPC). IPC students will gain insights into the how and why of human interaction, as well as how to strategically represent themselves and organizations. Students in the IPC concentration will have the opportunity to focus on the knowledge and skills essential in leadership, public relations, and a number of other areas supported by the field of human communication. It is the purpose of the Communication Studies major to equip future communication professionals and/or graduate students with a framework that will encourage them to do all things in pursuit of truth.

= Through the Interpersonal & Public Communication program students will gain hands-on experience can through specific involvement in field-related work areas involving our several student-run media outlets and other department related activities. Additionally, through internships, IPC majors will have a chance to work alongside professionals in their desired career areas.

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  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
Program Video

Communication Studies

“You know one critical thing about communication is that no matter what we do, we do it by communicating, so communication impacts everything we do.”

Dr. Curt N. Wanner
Professor of Communication
Degree Layout

Interpersonal & Public Communication Courses

Our Interpersonal and Public Communication concentration is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible and Theology), 23 hours of open electives, and 37 hours in Communication-specific courses (19 of which are hours dedicated to the Interpersonal & Public Communication concentration).

Featured Courses:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Christ, Communication & Culture
Madison Smith


The IPC concentration has not only helped me grow in my communication skills, but even more importantly, my relationship skills. My professors have become like family, and this program has allowed me to dive into hands-on learning experiences that I will carry with me wherever the Lord takes me in my future, both professionally and relationally!
Madison Smith, Class of 2021
Career Choices

What can you do with a Interpersonal & Public Communication concentration?

When you earn a degree in Communication Studies with a Interpersonal & Public Communication concentration, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Marketing Manager

A marketing manager with a interpersonal & public communication background is able to create and implement marketing strategies for an organization. The marketing manager works closely with the sales team and the communications team in order to move the entire organization toward its goals.


A degree in interpersonal & public communication would prepare students for a career in journalism. A journalist or reporter are gifted in communicating a story via the written or spoken word through a variety of media methods.

Public Relations Specialist

Many interpersonal & public communication graduates pursue the field of public relations. A public relation specialist is responsible for developing communication strategies around a specific brand.

Media Specialist

In many organizations, a skilled work force of media specialists are necessary. With an interpersonal & public communication degree, graduates would be prepared to enter a variety of media fields including: film & production, social media, radio, newspaper and digital arts.

Meet the Professors

Communication Studies

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