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Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog 
Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Major, Strategic Communication Concentration (B.A.)



This major is offered through the School of Arts & Sciences. The program is designed to prepare students who anticipate a career in written, verbal, or professional communication and will enable students to apply critical thinking skills in the application of biblical principles to the field of communication. It is also designed as a liberal arts degree, emphasizing interpersonal relations for students who anticipate jobs in business, marketing, public relations, and other fields. Students take a common core of required classes in the major as well as specific courses for the concentration. Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, also choose electives appropriate to their educational and vocational goals.

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 30 Credits

  • Communication Elective 3 Credits (Choose from: COM 133 , COM 140  or COM 252 )
  • 3 Credits
  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • Math or Science Elective 3-4 Credits
  • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Electives 17-18 Credits2,3*

Major Core

Communication Concentrations (select one) - 21 Credits:

IV. Additional Requirements - 6 Credits

V. Electives - 41 Credits*

  • Electives (300-400 level) 15 Credits
  • Electives 26 Credits

A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Strategic Communication Concentration Requirements - 21 Credits

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Total - 125 Credits

1 Interdisciplinary courses in the major core that are cross listed as BIB or THE will fulfill this requirement. Choose Christian Ministry electives from CHM 300 , CHM 301  or CHM 326 .

2 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

3 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Communication Major with the Strategic Communication Concentration

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for departmental admission in the Communication major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 18 Credits

Spring Semester - 17 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits