Bachelor's in Communication

The Communication program gives students an informed understanding of how people create meaning.

The Communication major gives students an informed understanding of how people create meaning. Students learn proficiency in persuasion, critical analysis, and oral, written, and visual literacy, while becoming aware of how communication—theoretically and practically—creates individual and collective cultural realities and informs citizenship.

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NCA – National Communication Association

The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.

Scholarships – Bachelor’s Degree in Communication

Scholarship Opportunities

Study Abroad Opportunities – Communication Programs

Finlandia believes it is important for the student to be exposed to the world. By fostering exchange relations with foreign learning institutions we are able to bring experts from around the world to teach on campus and offer students the opportunity to attend college overseas while pursuing their bachelor’s in communication.

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What you will learn

Graduates will be able to:

  • Model and develop written and oral rhetorical strategies.
  • Understand basic communication competencies, applying known means to knowledge bases.
  • Analyze a variety of oral, written, and visual messages as critical consumers of messages and skillful makers of effective messages.
  • Understand that communication is critical to the development of citizenship.
  • Build and expand on traditional and popular literacies while analyzing the varied ways in which humans derive and convey meaning.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Web Design I
    Introduces the student to the basic principles of web design using HTML/XHTML and CSS. An emphasis is placed on semantic design, usability, accessibility, and project-based learning. Offered as needed.
  • Gender and Communication
    Recognizing that communication is the symbolic process that creates and maintains our realities, students examine the ways in which gender is constructed and practiced through interpersonal, institutional, and mass media messages. Spring semester, odd years.
  • Environmental Communication
    Examines not only the ways our messages about the environment educate us and help us solve problems, but also at the ways language—and other communication acts—create and maintain our relationship with the natural world. Fall semester, even years. Prerequisite: COM 101.

Career Opportunities

Editor, Public Relations Specialist, Writer
Jason OyadomariAssociate Professor of Biology & Dean of Suomi College of Arts and SciencesFinlandia Universityjason.oyadomari@finlandia.edu906-487-7381
Monique BourdageAssistant Professor of CommunicationFinlandia Universitymonique.bourdage@finlandia.edu906-487-7283

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