The School of Communication offers students like you a range of academic and careers options ranging from public relations and social media to digital multimedia media, organizational, intercultural and leadership communications. With an on-campus radio station and a multi-media technology lab, there are many opportunities for hands-on learning.  Our students work with top employers in the area for internships, and our graduates are well-prepared to jump start their careers or to be competitive applicants for graduate school.

As a communication major, you choose the specialty area that is right for you. 

Business Communication

Bachelor of Science in Communication: Business Communication

Prepares students for careers in integrative communication such as corporate leadership, training and development, organizational decision-making, crisis communication, event planning, and public relations to name a few.


Bachelor of Science in Communication: Emerging Media

Includes digital multimedia, blogging, social media, story boarding, online communication, media classes, public relations, digital and video portfolios.

Communication Studies

Bachelor of Science in Communication: Communication Studies

Students design a program in tandem with the student’s professional goals.

In addition to communication specialty classes, all communication majors take the following foundational courses:

  • COM 203: Small Group Communication
  • COM 204: Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 205: Argumentation & Debate
  • COM 245: Media & Culture
  • COM 300: Principles of Communication
  • COM 381: Persuasion
  • COM 443: The Professional Internship
  • COM 481: Communication Capstone

Convienient Class Formats:

  • Traditional Classes – Classes meet during the day; 6-week sessions
  • Adult Accelerated Classes – Classes meet evenings and weekends; 6-week sessions

Transfer Students:

Many of our students are transfers students and we will work with you on your transition into the School of Communication.


For more information contact Dr. Melissa Chastain, Chair, School of Communication mchastain@spalding.edu

To schedule a campus tour, call (502) 585-7111 or toll free at (800) 896-8941, ext 7111 or email us at admissions@spalding.edu.