Academics - Communication


Communication Department

The mission of the Communication Department of Greenville University 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

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

Media Communication Emphasis: Media Communication Major
The media 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

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

Media Communication Minor
The Media 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.

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