Communication Studies Department
Communication is wide-ranging and ever-changing, yet always essential to how we connect with one another in society. The Whitworth Communication Studies Department provides students with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary for effective communication in diverse contexts. Students engage with theoretical, historical, legal, ethical and philosophical assumptions fundamental to communication scholarship and practice, all within the framework of Whitworth's liberal arts tradition. We prepare students to be effective communicators in a wide range of professional paths and in pursuit of their passions.
The communication major includes four tracks: general communication, journalism and media studies, strategic communication, and speech communication. All majors complete an internship that provides additional development of skills, insight into professional communication settings as well as networking opportunities. In addition, all majors are encouraged to participate in one or more applied student media courses (newspaper, radio, yearbook or PR agency).