The Communication Studies track of Seattle Pacific’s Communication major is designed to prepare you for placement in the culture-shaping world of communication. If you decide to continue your studies beyond graduation, the Communication Studies track also serves as a strong framework for graduate school in any number of fields of study.
Additionally, the skills you will hone as a Communication major — self-knowledge, interpersonal communication, social interaction, presentation of self, personal discipline, risk-taking, cooperative group effort, sensitivity to others, and more — are important to many career applications besides those allied specifically with communication.
Major Courses and Degree Requirements
In general, if you are a Communication major in the Communication Studies track, you are required to fulfill the following requirements:
- Earn a minimum of 55 credits in Communication studies and applications, with a minimum of 28 upper-division credits.
- Demonstrate a growing ability in communication criticism, artistic awareness, and personal communication skills.
- Successfully complete a Senior Seminar.
View the Communication Studies track requirements.
Communication graduates from Seattle Pacific who pursue the Communication Studies track have pursued careers that include the following:
You may enter the major during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog
for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.