Communication Studies

Communication Studies majors should be critical consumers of messages communicated by all forms of media, both popular and religious. These graduates are trained in both the theory and practice of communicative arts.

What will I study?

This major exists to produce committed Christian graduates who are adept at constructing ethical oral, written, and performative messages and who are trained in both the theory and practice of communicative arts.


What are BU Communication Studies graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Communication Studies major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:

Louisiana State University, California State University Fullerton, Ohio State, Regent University, College of William and Mary, Purdue University, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, University of North Carolina, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interesting classes I might take

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Gender Communication
  • Family Communication

Go Deeper

For more information, check out this department's website:

Communication Studies Department Website

What can I do with a degree in Communication Studies?

  • Salesperson/manager
  • Communication Consultant
  • Personnel Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Church Staff Member

Why choose Communication Studies at Biola?

Located at the heart of "Communication Center, USA", Biola University has developed one of the top evangelical departments of communication studies in the country. The number and variety of courses offered are unmatched by other Christian colleges and universities.

Biola's Communication department also features:

  • One of the top forensics competition programs in the nation for the past 30 years. Our students qualify for national tournaments each year in debate and individual speaking events. (See
  • Dramatic productions offered each semester. These presentations feature student, faculty, and staff performances.
  • A commitment to helping Communication Studies majors acquire a deep understanding of issues relating to the contexts of rhetoric and persuasion, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, gender communication and family communication.
  • Opportunities for students to join the Lambda Pi Eta, a national honor society, and work on service learning projects (e.g. AIDS hospice program).

While working on their specific majors, students also have the opportunity to share in actual work experiences in on-campus facilities including:

  • Set construction or production support for theatrical presentations
  • Teaching assistant positions for upper division majors
  • Practicum credit for service with Biola's student government (Associated Students)

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    April 11, 2015

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    March 30, 2015

    Juniors in high school!! Do you want a taste of the college experience? Join us at Biola University on one of our many available dates for a Junior Session. You will have the opportunity to go to chapel, attend a Junior (information) Session given by one of our Admissions Counselors, tour the campus, eat lunch in the cafeteria (on us!), and attend a class in the afternoon (optional).

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    April 18, 2015

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