Undergraduate Majors

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The majors in the Communication, Journalism, and Film Department will prepare you to engage in communication, journalism, and film as a responsible human behavior that can change the world. These majors also provide you with opportunities to explore your personal values, develop your personal skills, and acquire techniques of insight and critical reasoning, all within SPU’s Christian environment.


You can choose from two majors in this department. 

Communication (Communication Studies or Journalism track)

By majoring in Communication, you will develop practical skills that allow you to develop an informed perspective on the role of communication as a social, spiritual, intellectual, and artistic institution. Through this major, you can become a competent communicator of both the written and the spoken word.

Film Studies

When you major in Film Studies, you will become knowledgeable in film history, writing, aesthetics, and theory, with basic exposure to production processes and practices.

Career opportunities

Students who graduate with a degree from this department at Seattle Pacific have pursued careers that include the following:

  • Art Director (Film, Radio, TV)
  • Banking
  • Beat Reporter
  • Blog Writer
  • Book Editor
  • Book Reviewer
  • Business Writer
  • Campaign Manager
  • Columnist
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Director of Photography
  • Editor
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Film Editor
  • Entertainer
  • Missionary
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Intercultural Communications Specialist
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Marketing Manager
  • News Analyst
  • Proofreader
  • Public Relations Specialist/Manager
  • Radio or Television Announcer
  • Recruiter
  • Reporter
  • Salesperson
  • Speechwriter
  • Sports Announcer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Theatre and Film Critic
  • Writer