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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.

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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.

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