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.
Mass Communication Emphasis:
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:
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:
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.
The theatre emphasis provides training through classroom study and participation in dramatic productions. Plays are performed in the Factory Theatre.