Interpersonal & Public Communication

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. Hands-on experience can be gained 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.


  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations

Program Layout

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. Classes include Persuasion, Media & Society, Christ, Communication & Culture, and Advanced Public Speaking.
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