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Communication Degrees

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Maybe you want to learn how to command an audience’s attention as you present research, or maybe your passion lies in enhancing communication between departments in a corporation. With a communication degree from Indiana University Kokomo, you’ll prepare for your future social and professional life by learning to connect, network, and build relationships. Our program is a broad-based liberal arts program which means, you’ll have lots of freedom to choose courses that pique your interests as you study the nature, processes, and effects of messages.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Communication will have broad knowledge of communication in a variety of written and oral formats within the academic discipline and related professions. The Bachelor of Arts differs from the Bachelor of Science by incorporating a broader focus in the liberal arts and by providing more freedom in course selection.

Bachelor of Science in Communication

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Communication will have broad knowledge of communication in a variety of written and oral formats within the academic discipline and related professions. The Bachelor of Science differs from the Bachelor of Arts by adding more coursework in the discipline. It will also require students to take a related minor.

Communication Concentrations

Communication is a broad field of study. If you are interested in a particular aspect of communication, you can narrow your focus by choosing a concentration. This also allows you to customize and tailor your course of study to fit your interests and future aspirations! You can choose from the following concentrations:

Public Communication

The public communication concentration focuses on developing students’ presentational skills and is designed to prepare students for careers in business, government, marketing, sales, advertising, speech writing, and other careers in which oral and written communication skills are essential. Courses include Argumentation and Debate and Political Communication.

Journalism

The journalism concentration develops students’ writing, editing, layout and video/photography skills. Students will learn the journalism basics of reporting and editing. Students are encouraged to combine their understanding of core skills in the profession with online media and their own unique interests to better prepare them for a market which demands great breadth and sensitivity to the intersections between social issues, human nature, and technology. Courses include Reporting, Writing and Editing, and Social Media Campaigns.

Public Relations/Corporate Communication

The public relations/corporate communication concentration prepares students to strategically manage communication resources for both profit and nonprofit organizations. Coursework prepares students to enhance a corporation’s image and reputation, monitor and resolve its issues, and influence relevant attitudes and opinions, in efforts to adapt the organization to its environment and the environment to the organization. Courses include Public Relations Writing and Public Relations Campaigns.

Ready to jump in?

For more detailed information about degree requirements and course offerings, please visit our academic bulletin. If you're ready to begin your degree in the Department of Communication and Performing Arts, chat with your advisor today!

Still thinking about becoming a communication student? Have more questions you want answered before getting started? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our department; we’d love to communicate with you!

Last updated: 11/16/2017