Strategic Communication


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Degree Overview

It makes sense: Effective leaders are effective communicators. Their speeches keep us on the edge of our seats. They tell stories that capture our imagination. When they share their ideas, we understand, and we’re inspired. Their goals become our goals.

With a strategic communication major from Calvin, you'll become that kind of leader.

In your classes here, you examine every facet of human communication. Consider the ethics of argumentation. See how methods of persuasion have been wielded for both good and ill. Craft a great speech, from a catchy opener to a satisfying close. Study fields as diverse as film production, public relations, leadership, and photography.

When you graduate, you'll have the knowledge and practice you need—and the perspective of learning in a Christian context. That means you'll be confident in your ability to be a compelling leader, no matter what field you choose to go into.

Program Distinctives

Internships - Immerse yourself in the field before you graduate. Internships give you real-world experience and help you start networking long before you graduate.
Adaptability - Learn how to be flexible in new situations. Calvin's strategic communication major will get you ready for anything, including a changing job market.
Community - Join a lively, supportive community of students who are eager to learn what it looks like to communicate ethically and effectively.

Degree Information

  • Courses
  • Careers

    Strategic Communication majors have entered the following careers:

    • public relations
    • journalism or communication teacher/professor
    • editor
    • event planner,
    • lobbyist
    • ministry director
    • paralegal
    • journalist
    • attorney
    • research director
    • retail sales
    • marketing
    • law
    • non-profit management

    See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

    Learn more about potential careers in strategic communication.


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