A career as a reporter, journalist, broadcaster or public relations specialist is about more than knowing how to write—it’s about knowing how to relate to people effectively. As a communication major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll learn approaches to various topics of communication from a broad, liberal arts perspective that includes the historical, philosophical and theoretical roots of communication. With this knowledge, you will be able to pursue careers in areas that value an effective communicator. You will learn all the necessary knowledge for successful work and service in the public, private and religious sectors, as well as for future graduate studies.


This program requires an emphasis


  • Multiple areas of emphasis, allowing you to tailor your experience
  • Opportunities for interships
  • Opportunities for study abroad

Career opportunities

As a graduate of FPU’s communication program, you will enter the workforce prepared for a wide range of careers in such areas as media, radio, television, broadcasting, public relations and more. Our program also prepares students for graduate studies and work in other fields, including careers in event planning, government and law.

Program director

Billie Jean Wiebe
Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication and English

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

or COM-110A/B
Written Communication
Written Communication I and II
COM-120Oral Communication3

Required Courses (7 Courses, 19-21 Units)

COM-368Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric3
COM-400Intercultural Communication3
COM-450Communication Theory3
COM-455Philosophy of Language3
COM-496Communication Internship1-3
COM-460Projects in Communication3