The applied communication major provides students with a solid foundation to meet the diverse requirements of communication professionals in a wide variety of contexts. this major prepares students for careers in public relations, personnel management, consultation programs, media communications, and corporate executive training. Because excellent communication skills are important in many professions, this major has also been chosen by those pursuing careers in marketing/sales and politics. It also serves as excellent preparation for those planning additional graduate professional training such as law, theology, and business.
- Organizational Communication
- Public Communication
- Strategic Communication
Broadcasting and Digital Media
The broadcasting and digital media major prepares students for careers in a wide range of media — radio, television, nonbroadcast audio/video production, and online and computer-based media. Because of the paraprofessional nature of this program and the balance of practical and theoretical aspects of media work, Cedarville graduates have excelled in careers across all of these media.
Through specifically designed courses, students have the opportunity to work in environments in which radio stations are streaming alternate music formats on the web, television is digital and interactive, and the internet’s broadband capacity provides video on demand. students receive a broad perspective to prepare them to work in a rapidly changing media environment and will also select a concentration for specialization.
Course requirements involve 53 semester hours — 32 semester hours of core courses that provide the student with an overview of these media and develop skills in common with all of them and a 21-hour concentration. the concentrations provide specialized courses in audio production, video/film production, and a program of study designed by the student and faculty members to meet his or her specific life goal.
Internships are strongly recommended but are dependent upon availability and placement.
- Digital Film and Video
- Digital Radio and Audio
- Integrated Digital Media
The journalism major prepares students for careers in a wide range of media — convergent journalism and public relations.
The uniqueness of the major is based in Cedarville university’s approach to integrating faith and learning. in this program of study, students will be educated to develop a Christ-centered approach to the collection and dissemination of information.
The scope of the major provides both breadth and depth. The convergent aspect of the program provides academic and professional development across media. there is depth in the progression through the core and concentration subjects.
Entrance into the journalism program is contingent on passing the GSP (Grammar/spelling/punctuation) test. also, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Retention requirement at the end of fall semester of the sophomore year is a minimum GPA of 2.3 to continue
Areas of Specialization
- Convergent Journalism
- Public Relations
Technical and Professional Communication
The technical and professional communication (TPC) major prepares students for positions as communication experts in a variety of industries. The major itself involves 57 semester hours in specific TPC courses.
Comprehensive Communication Arts
A minor in general communications will help you to improve your persuasive, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. The minor involves 16 semester hours of Media and Applied Communications courses.
The digital film minor prepares students for careers in a wide range of media — radio, television, non-broadcast audio/video production, and online and computer-based media. Course requirements involve 18 semester hours in audio production, video production, cinematography, and lighting.
Editing and Publishing
The editing and publishing minor is designed to prepare students for careers in the publishing field. Course requirements involve 19 credit hours including advanced composition and grammar, style and mechanics, technical editing and proofreading, and graphic design.
The minor involves 15 semester hours of courses covering audio production, video training, writing for media, and research.
The intercultural communication minor is designed to prepare students from a variety of majors for careers in which cross-cultural communications skills are essential. The minor is made up of 17 semester hours of courses that focus on a variety of intercultural communication settings.
The motion graphics minor course requirements involve 17 semester hours of graphics and computer animation, and production electives.
A minor in organizational communications (16 semester hours) will refine your communication skills needed in an organizational setting. Skills that will be addressed include group discussion, interviewing, and organizational leadership.
Writing for the Professions
The writing for the professions minor is designed to prepare students from a variety of majors to be better writers and to acquire the professional skills required in a corporate setting. Course requirements involve 18 credit hours including style and mechanics, marketing communication, and design.
Writing for the Professions
The Writing for the Professions minor will equip students in any corporate setting with the writing and editing skills needed to succeed professionally.