The Communication Studies major at Seattle Pacific University 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 degree 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 Studies major, you are required to fulfill the following requirements:
- Earn a minimum of 65 credits in Communication studies and applications, with a minimum of 30 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 requirements.
View the suggested course sequence.
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).