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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Communications at Kansas Wesleyan University:

Join the communications revolution.

Everyday something shifts in the world of communications. New technology, social media, mobile devices and analytics are changing the way we communicate at a staggering speed. Being able to navigate the forces that shape news, advertising and other media makes you highly marketable.

At Kansas Wesleyan University, you will receive a liberal arts education that will develop your creative and analytical skills so you can adapt to this fast-paced world. Through your Communications major, you will study communications theory and learn to apply it through campus media opportunities and internships in the Salina community.

Your education will be augmented, too, by the mentoring you receive from KWU faculty, who will help you develop your intellectual and professional skills.

Communications program options

Speech major
Public Relations major
Speech and Theatre Education major (Grades 6-12)
Theatre major
Communications minor
Speech minor
Theatre minor

Why study Communications at KWU? Because the medium is your mind.

As a Communications major, you will not only have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the latest equipment and software, you will develop the creative and analytical skills necessary to adapt as technology and communication channels change, so that you can maintain your skills throughout your career.

  • Acquire professional skills working in KWU’s state-of-the-art, student-run radio station, KKWU.
  • Hone your news- and feature-writing ability and your editorial skills working for the print and online editions of KWU’s student newspaper, The Advance [lsp1] or The Coyote [lsp2] yearbook.
  • Get hands-on video equipment experience by getting involved in KWU’s online broadcast channel.
  • Complete a required internship doing sports reporting for a Kansas TV station, writing for a marketing company, handling social media for a nonprofit organization or reporting for a radio station.
  • Become proficient using the Adobe Creative Suite in KWU’s Mac lab.

What can I do with a Communications degree from Kansas Wesleyan University?
Inform the world.

Here are some things are recent Communications graduates are doing:

Running KWU’s Art Gallery. Working as a team leader at Frito Lay in Texas. Running a storm-tracking company. Teaching at-risk kids in Los Angeles. Attending graduate school and law school.

Study theory and practice in these Communications classes

Introduction to Media Writing
Human Communication
Audio and Video Reporting and Anchoring
Publications—News
Visual Communication Design
Media Law and Ethics

Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools