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Department of Communication

The world needs Christian men and women who can communicate now more than ever. Communicating clearly and powerfully, whether using the spoken and written word, is the skill that will continue to be vital to meeting the demands of our changing world. The Communication Department is preparing effective communicators by combining the development of personal interests and abilities with practical and theoretical training from a biblical worldview.

About the Department

The Department of Communication meets the challenge of our constantly changing world with a diverse communication program that equips students for many kinds of careers and ministries. The objectives of the department are for students to:

  1. Identify the principal elements of the communication process and assess their importance to successful communication.
  2. Develop and deliver effective presentations using appropriate technology
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply Christian values to communication activities.

Prepare for a changing media world.

Gain hands-on experience in a variety of disciplines: public relations, journalism, radio, film, social media, event planning, and more.

Learn to speak powerfully and write convincingly while utilizing the industry's most modern and effective communication technologies.

Combine academic preparation and hands-on experience.

Enjoy the best of both worlds in a diverse program that teaches communication theory as well as technical and hands-on production in every area.

Integrating ministry with life

Because your workplace is your ministry, there are endless places in which you can share God's love and be salt and light. That is why we prepare you for all areas of life.

Professor’s comments and teachings are constantly in the back of my mind. I can feel them guiding me even now after I completed my stay at Northwestern.
Department of Communication, 2016

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These degrees and programs prepare students for careers in the media industry and corporate and nonprofit organizations.


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Mel Johnson Media Center, MJ171
2993 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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