Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 PDF



Robert R. Mendenhall, Chair. 

Glen Robinson, Randy Yates.

Aims of the Department

There is great demand both in the United States and around the world for men and women skilled in communication, including writing, creating media content, and managing all the elements of communication technology. It is the aim of this department to strengthen students' personal, public, and professional communication skills.

Communication students at Southwestern Adventist University choose one of the department's three major areas of study: Journalism, PR and Advertising, or Radio-TV-Film. The department also offers a minor in Speech Communication. Many communication students acquire valuable training and experience at one or more of the following facilities on or adjoining the campus:

88.3 KJCR, the University's FM station
KGSW, Channel 31, the University's TV station
The Studios at Southwestern (digital media production)

The department encourages all upper division majors to complete an off-campus internship in their major field. Even before graduation, and sometimes as a direct result of internship positions, many of our majors are hired by these communication firms, and communication alumni from Southwestern who have continued their education through graduate school have done so very successfully.

This department prepares men and women to meet the challenges and to take advantage of the opportunities available to Christian communication professionals in today's world.

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Programs (Click for more info)

  • B.A. Journalism - 35 hours (16 u.d.)
  • B.A. PR and Advertising - 35 hours (19 u.d.)
  • B.A. Radio-TV-Film - 35 hours (16 u.d.)
  • B.S. Journalism - 47 hours (25 u.d.)
  • B.S. PR and Advertising - 47 hours (25 u.d.)
  • B.S. Radio-TV-Film - 47 hours (25 u.d.)

Minors in Journalism, PR and Advertising, Radio-TV-Film, and Speech Communication (each 18 hours).

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