The Department of Communication Studies offers the following undergraduate programs:

Bachelor’s Completion Degree

Digital Media and Communication, B.A. (bachelor's completion)
Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion program in digital media is designed for transfer students who have at least 15 units and are interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Communication.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Communication Studies Major
The communication studies major offers an in-depth study of communication in various contexts, including but not limited to classes in: rhetoric, argumentation, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, conflict management, intercultural communication, and family communication.
Journalism Major
The journalism major offers an in-depth study of journalism, cultivating practical experience in writing, reporting, editing, and publication production and management. Students can choose from three concentrations: news and storytelling, media studies, and sports journalism.
  • News and Storytelling
  • Media Studies
  • Sports Journalism
Public Relations Major
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations prepares students to become outstanding public relations professionals and difference makers in the field. Focusing on a combination of theory and practice, students gain knowledge and skills needed to succeed in public relations careers such as nonprofit and social causes, sports PR, event planning, and public relations in entertainment.

Minors

Communication Studies Minor
With a communication studies minor, students will learn to communicate ideas clearly. Effective communication is key to success in any career or life undertaking. This minor is a wonderful companion to any number of other majors.
Journalism Minor
A journalism minor equips students with critical thinking skills that will support any major. Learning how to write, communicate, research, and question allows students to engage in reflective, independent thinking and strengthen their ability to reason.
Public Relations Minor
The public relations minor allows students interested in another major and public relations to gain an understanding of the field and how it impacts other areas.
Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.