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Communication Department

The mission of the Communication Department of Greenville College is to strive to improve public and interpersonal communication knowledge and proficiency, enhance student appreciation and skills in the arts through theatre, and develop student abilities in the mass media while discerning our public’s needs. We challenge students to develop a Christian worldview and use their strengths for building character and serving others.

Graduates with a major in the Communication Department have excellent preparation for mass media, ministry, law, teaching, business, theatre, public relations, personnel work, sales, community service work, and much more.

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Majors & Minors


Communication & Media Studies Major
The Communication & Media Studies major requires 36 hours of credit.

Mass Communication Emphasis: Communication & Media Studies Major
The mass communication emphasis develops radio, journalism, and speaking skills.

WGRN, the College 300 watt FM radio station, serves as a learning lab for mass communication majors. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and is run almost entirely by students. The station also airs online at http://www.WGRN.net


Public Relations Emphasis: Communication & Media Studies Major
The public relations emphasis provides the student with concepts, skills, and experience to become a public relations practitioner in promotions, publicity, community affairs, and special events planning.


Speech Communication Emphasis: Communication & Media Studies Major
The speech communication emphasis is a generalist degree and prepares the student for graduate school or a position in human resources, personnel management, or any field in person-to-person communication.


Mass Communication Minor
The Mass Communication minor develops your radio, journalism, and speaking skills. You will be involved with WGRN, the College’s 300 watt FM radio station that also serves as a learning lab. For a minor you will be required to take at least 18 credits beyond COM 101, 8 of which should be upper division credits.
Public Relations Minor
The PR minor will provide you with concepts, skills and experience so that when you graduate you will be equipped to be a public relations practitioner in promotions, publicity, community affairs and special events planning. For a minor you will be required to take at least 18 credits beyond COM 101, 8 of which should be upper division credits.
Speech Communication Minor
The Speech Communication minor will prepare you for positions in human resources, personnel management or any field in person-to-person communication. For a minor you will be required to take at least 18 credits beyond COM 101, 8 of which should be upper division credits.

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