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.
Strategic Communication majors have entered the following careers:
- public relations
- journalism or communication teacher/professor
- event planner,
- ministry director
- research director
- retail sales
- non-profit management
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Learn more about potential careers in strategic communication.
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.
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There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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