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Communication encompasses many disciplines and career fields, including those in media and digital arts, scholarly writing and journalism and advertising. With the communication studies emphasis, you’ll be provided a broad introduction to these disciplines.


  • This program offers a wide range of courses relevant to today’s media.

Career opportunities

This emphasis will provide you with a solid background for entry-level work and advanced study in film, cinema, literature, advertising journalism and media, and organizational development.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Required Courses (18 Units)

COM 410Media and Society3
COM 430Group Dynamics and Leadership3
COM 395Text and Performance3

Select three of the following

COM 330Writing and Reading Journalism3
COM 345Composition Theory and Writing3
COM 346Scriptwriting3
COM 350Visual Rhetoric3
COM 355Digital Video Production I3
COM 360Digital Video Production II3
COM 370Audio Production3
COM 375Documentary Studies3
COM 380Film Studies3
COM 385Cinematography: Visual Story Telling3
COM 390UI/UX Web Design3
COM 420Conflict Management and Resolution3
COM 440Performance and Culture3
LIT 449Literature and Film3
MGT 350Organizational Theory3
MGT 352Organizational Communication3
MKT 307Advertising and Promotion3
SOC 350Marriage and Family3

Program director

Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D.
Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Communication & English, Program Director, Communication


Adam Schrag
Adam Schrag, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication