Department of Communication

The communication majors are designed to enable the student to develop the skills necessary for effective communication in a technological world including

Alumni Testimonial

Bethany Sikute | Graphic Design Major | San Diego, CA

"Creating art and speaking words that matter encompasses what I am most passionate about. Whether I am designing, painting, writing, or speaking, I want to be intentional to edify (Ephesians 4:11-12), overflow hope (Romans 15:13), and share truth (John 8:32). Along with developing my skills in art and communication, my studies at DBU have helped me to understand that “design creates culture, culture shapes values, and values determine the future” (Robert L. Peters). Therefore, Graphic Design is more than a profession; it is a way to influence people, which is a responsibility I take very seriously."
Bethany Sikute

Goals of the Communication Department

The goals of the communication program are to enable students to master skill and understanding in the foundational principles of communication and develop abilities on the basis of mature Christian ethics.

Educational Goals

To enable students to:

  • Gain a sound background in the major areas of
    • Broadcast/digital media
    • Communication studies
    • Graphic design
    • Public relations
  • Develop a variety of skills upon which to build a professional career in the field of communications.
  • Gain practical experience and proficiencies in several areas of the communication field.

Ministry Goals

To enable students to:

  • Be prepared to serve as servant leaders and communication specialists in the church.
  • Be prepared to serve effectively as servant leaders and communicate the "good news" of Christ.

Spiritual Goals

To enable students to:

  • Develop ways to accomplish creative communication with God and with others.
  • Understand self as a communicating, relational creation.

Minor in Communication

A minor in Communication will consist of at least 18 hours of coursework in the department, including 9 hours of upper-level courses. The student must complete COMA 1302. The general communication theory achieved in this minor will supplement many professional programs in other departments as the student builds competency in general communication.