Communication

The School of Communication is engaged in the community, our award-winning faculty and students have been a vital part of Spalding for over three decades. In the School, you 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 School of Communication prepares you to walk your education into the marketplace.

Communication Majors

Public Relations:
Bachelor of Science in Communication: Prepares students to join communication teams in corporate or nonprofit, large or small, organizations with an emphasis on media technology, media theory, critical evaluation of messaging, creation of public relations messages, and connections to PR practitioners in the local area.

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.

Media Studies:
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.

Communication Studies:
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
The School of Communication at 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.

Communication Minors
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)
COM 203
COM 204
COM 381
9 more hours of COM (not COM 201)

Media Studies Minor (18 total credit hours)
COM 213
COM 245
COM 250
COM 330
COM 381
COM 404 

Program Sheets
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