Communication–– the sharing of ideas and feelings through written, spoken, performed and mediated messages––is fundamental to the human experience. The art of communication requires us to use language, images, behavior and the environment to express experience in its complexity and continuity. Through the focused study of communication, you will develop expressive, interpretative, persuasive and analytic strategies to understand connections with others and the world.
- Core courses in communication theory and rhetoric with individual emphases in media and film study, multimedia production or communication studies
- Participation in The Syrinx, the student newspaper at FPU, and The Green Light, a creative writing publication
- Required internships in social media, marketing, tutoring, public relations, business, writing, non-profit organizations, churches and mentoring.
- Senior project with one-on-one faculty tutorial and research experience
- Study opportunities with the CCCU programs Strategic Communication in the American Studies Program, Washington, D.C., and Film Studies in the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Hollywood, CA.
- Opportunity for study abroad
Our graduates have careers in public relations, college admissions, social media, production, church media, journalism, teaching and graduate study. The major provides understanding of human interaction leading to success in multiple settings including religious, entrepreneurial, educational, non-profit, government and NGOs.
In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.
Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.
General Education Prerequisites
|COM 110 or COM 110A and|
|Written Communication or|
Written Communication I and
Written Communication II
|COM 120||Oral Communication||3|
Required Courses (7 Courses, 19-21 Units)
|COM 368||Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric||3|
|COM 400||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COM 450||Communication Theory||3|
|COM 455||Philosophy of Language||3|
|COM 460||Projects in Communication||3|
|COM 496||Communication Internship||1-3|
This program requires an emphasis