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Communication & Media Studies Major



WGRN 89.5 FM, our FM radio station, is almost exclusively student managed and operated. This provides our students with many opportunities for practical experience that also earns academic credit. WGRN's mix of Christian and mainstream music ministers daily to the listening audience who lives within our signal's 28-mile radius. Other programming includes the regular broadcast of Greenville College Chapel, live play-by-play of many College sports, nationally-syndicated programs, news, and weather. The experience gained in this format is invaluable in the job market.

You'll also learn and develop production skills in the WGRN Production Studio. Equipment in the studio includes a 16-channel console, various tape recorders and signal processors, a linear multi-track tape recorder, computer recording and editing equipment, and more. We continue to upgrade the equipment to keep pace with our increasingly technological world.

Lambda Pi Eta is a National Communication Honor Society for undergraduates and is officially sponsored by the National Communication Association. This organization provides our students with an academic outlet for communication research through regional and national conventions, provides appropriate recognition for academic achievements in communication, and promotes unity and participation through various academic and social events.

Internships If you are majoring in Communication, you are encouraged to complete an Internship experience. These experiences are available in Advertising, Journalism, Mass Communication - Radio and Television, Promotions/Publicity, Public Relations, and Theatre. You may complete your Internship during a regular semester or in the summer between school years. It is advantageous, both for you and your employer, for the Internship to be pursued later in your college career, when more courses in the major have been completed and the necessary knowledge and skills have been obtained.

Our Experiences

Brent McCollum

Brent McCollum's Internship to Launch a Career

Greenville College prepares students for a life of character and service. Junior, Brent McCollum, is well on his way to becoming a doctor thanks to the opportunities provided by GC and Sigma-Aldrich.
GC Alumnus Finds Calling in Trauma Surgery

GC Alumnus Finds Calling in Trauma Surgery

"I learned that trauma surgery is where I belong in the world," reflects Alex Simmonds '15 on his experience participating in a thoracotomy during his first year in medical school.
Record Number of Students in Summer Science Research

Record Number of Students in Summer Science Research

This summer marks a banner year for science research at GC with 18 students participating in research.
GC Alumnus Ellis Named Top Rural Physician Nationwide

GC Alumnus Ellis Named Top Rural Physician Nationwide

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has named Dr. Wendel Ellis ’86 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year for 2015. Ellis was recognized April 16 during the NRHA’s 38th Annual Rural Health Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year

GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year

The Conservation Federation of Missouri has named Robert Snyder ’74 its 2015 Conservation Educator of the Year.

Career Opportunities

Corporate, Health Care and Educational Public Relations Practitioners

Playwright, Theatre Professor, Professional Actor

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Radio Production Manager