Bachelor of Science in Communication
The Communication program is engaged in the community, our award-winning faculty and students have been a vital part of Spalding for over three decades. Students will find courses range from the study of public relations and social media to digital multimedia media, organizational communication, intercultural communication and leadership communication.
With a production studio and multi-media technology lab, you will have many opportunities for hands-on learning. Our students work with top employers in the area for internships such as local TV stations WHAS, WAVE and WDRB, Brown Forman, the Kentucky Derby Festival, and Greater Louisville, Inc. to name a few. Spalding University’s Bachelor of Science in Communication degree prepares you to walk your education into the marketplace.
Communication and Social Change:
Bachelor of Science in Communication: The Communication and Social Change concentration prepares students to engage in effective persuasion, mediation, and argumentation in the context of effecting positive social change. Students study communication—production and consumption--and how it affects social structures in contexts such as health, sports, politics, race, class, gender and environmental justice.
Integrated Organizational Communication:
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Integrated Organizational 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. Required classes can include Crisis Communication, Leadership and Communication, Conflict and Mediation, Public Relations, Gender Communication and Training & Development, to name a few.
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Media Studies which includes the study and application of digital multimedia, blogging, editing, audio, video production, social media, story boarding, online communication, media classes, public relations and digital communication. Required classes can include Media Literacy, Intro to Documentary, Public Relations, Media Theory, Digital Media and Graphic Design Communication.
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Communication Studies course of study which allows students to design a program in tandem with the student's professional goals. Students take the required major classes and then choose specialized communication courses.Double Majors Options for Communication Majors
Students in Communication can add another major from another discipline.
Additional Minor Options for Communication Majors
Students in Communication can add a minor from another discipline. Potential minors include Business Administration, Marketing, Psychology, and Liberal Studies.
Accelerated B.A./ Master’s of Science in Business Communication
Spalding University invites undergraduate communication majors to begin a Master of Science in Business Communication (MSBC) degree as undergraduates. This early admissions process allows high achieving undergraduate students to earn nine graduate credits (3 classes) as undergraduate students.
Minors in Communication require 18 semester hours in COM (excluding COM 201). Communication minors are: Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Media Studies, and Communication Studies. Many students in Business Administration, Psychology, and other disciplines choose to minor in Communication.
Business Communication Minor (18 total credit hours)
9 more hours of COM (not COM 201)
Media Studies Minor (18 total credit hours)
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Integrated Organizational Communication
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Communication Studies
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Communication Studies: Communication & Social Change
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Media Studies
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Public Relations