The Cedarville University Department of Media and Applied Communications is a diverse community of communication professionals committed to educating students to change the world as they biblically engage their culture with the heart and mind of Christ. We recognize the importance of balancing professional training with a rigorous academic grounding. We affirm biblical truth as the standard for evaluating and discussing contemporary issues and theories. The following distinctives characterize the education students receive at Cedarville University:
- excellence in communication skills and critical thinking
- knowledge and enthusiasm for creative expression
- problem-solving techniques in applied contexts
- evaluation of performance-based communication as a reflection of culture
- innovation and leadership development for meaningful careers in media, politics, business, and entertainment
Top 10 Reasons You Should Study Media and Applied Communications at Cedarville University
Cedarville's new journalism degree offers you a comprehensive convergent major with cross-media competencies in print, broadcasting, and online skills. The program prepares journalists to write for an audience that relies less and less on traditional media for news.
If your interests lie in audio and video or media management and sales, then consider Cedarville's electronic media major. This program provides an unusual mix of the practical and the theoretical, including opportunities to apply what you learn in a real-life setting, such as the University's student-run radio station Resound.
When it comes to accolades, Cedarville boasts national debate and speech champions. Both our debate and forensics teams consistently place at the top of national rankings. The foundation for this is built on an academic program that will challenge your interest in public speaking.
Cedarville's technical and professional communication major offers students a chance at once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities with industry leaders. Our students have worked with companies like IBM, Dell, and Kodak, to name just a few.
Cedarville's one-of-a-kind comprehensive communication major allows you to tailor your degree to your specific life goals, creating your own major, in a sense. You could combine communication studies with art, history, science, or ministry — whatever best fits into what you want to do with your career.
Inspiring daily chapels, our one-of-a-kind Bible minor, worldwide ministry opportunities, and a biblical perspective in the classroom create a distinctly Christ-centered experience.
In a recent national satisfaction survey, our students ranked Cedarville University #1 among all participating colleges for commitment to academic excellence, career services, computer labs, and more.
Cedarville recently constructed a new media lab for writing and upper-level design students. Also, Resound Radio serves as a lab where students learn how to succeed in their profession — a co-curricular experience that you can translate into a job.
Highly Qualified Professors
Your professors (all with advanced degrees, no teaching assistants) will bring real-world experience and great teaching skills to the classroom — not to mention their hearts for God and for students.
Cedarville's media and applied communications students have a high rate of success, whether they choose to go on to grad school or right into a career. Our graduates have done everything from TV sports reporter for NBC Chicago to production management on the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers to starting their own consulting firm.