Bachelor’s Degree in Communication

  • Overview

    Are you a lover of language and the written word? Do you think conceptually and enjoy turning ideas into messages? 

    The Communications program at William Peace University will enable you to channel your creativity into a fulfilling career by cultivating your ability to analyze, understand, and interact with the world around you. 

    The WPU coursework facilitates thinking skills, copywriting, and public speaking. A hallmark of the WPU communication degree program is the careful blend of theory, research methods, skill development, and experiential learning to provide a comprehensive foundation. Valuable real-world experience is carefully integrated into the curriculum, using community-based client projects, service-learning initiatives, and documentary fieldwork to help you develop personally and professionally and build important career contacts. You’ll gain valuable communication skills enabling you to do everything from writing press releases to crafting elaborate speeches no matter the industry or context.

    WPU Communications students gain the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively through various social mediums.

    WPU students and teacher in the communications classroom.
    WPU Communications students gain the knowledge and skills to effectively communicate through a wide variety of social mediums.
  • Courses

    View the Academic Catalog to see courses in Communication.

    Communication B.A.: Sample 4-Year Plan

  • Faculty
    Roger_Christman Headshot
    Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor of Art, Communication, and SGD
    Marti Maguire, WPU Professor
    Associate Professor of Communication
    Assistant Professor of Communication and Interactive Design
  • Careers

    Communications graduates go on to work in various careers, including technical writing, public relations, television production and media coordination. Communications careers include journalism, public relations, radio, human resources, media planning, social media management, marketing management, sales representative and communications director. 

    WPU communications graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

    • Digital Media Specialist, Office of the Governor (NC, Pat McCrory)
    • Video Journalist, KWQC TV-6 News
    • New Production Assistant, WRAL-TV
    • Promotions Writer and Producer, WLFL 22
    • Marketing & Events Coordinator,
    • Event Planner, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
    • Events Coordinator, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

    WPU graduates have also been accepted into the following programs: 

    • Elon University, Masters of Arts in Interactive Media
    • UNC Charlotte School of Law
    • UNC Charlotte Communication Studies
    • Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK Masters in Media Studies
    • Huron University, London, England, Masters of Marketing
WPU Student, Coleman Arehart
WPU Student, Coleman Arehart

“They’ll [the WPU professors] put you to work, but they’ll be there for you, for big projects or small homework.”

World-Ranked Gamer & WPU Student, Coleman Arehart ’19
WPU Communication Student
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