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Learn to tell stories that connect and inspire
When an idea is communicated well, that idea can circulate the globe in seconds—a viral tweet, a breaking news story, a riveting film, a TED talk. This is how we learn and change.
Study this field at Calvin University and gain the confidence and technical skills needed to communicate in today’s world. Calvin is big enough to offer a wide range of courses, so your Calvin experience will be shaped by your career goals and passions.
You could write a screenplay and have it produced as a film, learn how to manage cameras and studio lighting, explore how digital messages are shaped, or craft the perfect speech. Master the theories of rhetoric and persuasion and face the job market (or law or grad school) with confidence.
Whatever your focus, you'll work closely with Christian professors to chart a path to your career goals. Your journey here will empower you to craft powerful messages and connect to your audience in any environment, on any platform.
EXPLORE DEGREES IN Communication
Strategic Communication—Professional Track
Strategic Communication—Rhetoric Track
Film & Media—Production Concentration
Film & Media—Studies Concentration
Applied Film and Media Major
Pursue a career in law
A communication major fits well into Calvin's pre-law track. Discover how a strategic communication major will equip you for a career in law.
Combine communication and business
Take charge and get ready for a career in management. Study business to understand the workings of the corporate world.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Communication & Media Studies
- Education (BA, BS)
- Many specializations, including:
- Master of Education (MEd)
- Master of Education (MEd) Online
- Health Sciences
- Exercise Science
- Kinesiology (Pre-professional Emphasis)
- One Health
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Public Health
- Recreation Leadership
- Speech Pathology and Audiology (BA, MA)
- Master of Speech Pathology
- Theraputic Recreation
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Data Science
- Environmental Science—Natural Resources Track
- Environmental Science—Naturalist Track
- Environmental Studies
- Social Sciences
- World Languages & Cultural Studies
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