The Communication curriculum provides valuable pathways to occupations such as public relations, journalism, government service, and many others that rely on presentation and writing skills. Both of our bachelor's degrees prepare our majors for the communication demands of social and professional life through a broad-based liberal arts program studying the nature, processes, and effects of messages.
Communication students learn by doing: our coursework provides them with opportunities to conduct social media campaigns, create public relations campaigns for community groups, publish news stories in The Correspondent (IU Kokomo’s student newspaper), and engage in public events like debates and interviewing workshops. All of our students complete internships, which create excellent opportunities to learn on-the-job and to network with employers.
Students tailor the degree to their interests and career goals by choosing a concentration area, including Public Relations, Journalism, and Public Communication.
Bachelor of Science Degree
Students who complete the Bachelor of Science degree 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.
Plan your career path by choosing one of the following concentrations: