Common Career Paths
- Education (elementary, secondary, college or university, corporate trainers)
- Event planning
- Market research analyst
- Project management
- Politics and government
- Public relations
Speech communication. Journalism. Media. Public relations. These are among the subjects you may study as a communication arts major at George Fox University.
We take an interdisciplinary approach to communication, so you’ll take a series of integrated courses that cover a wide range of topics in the field. The result: a marketable skill set that prepares you for a career in communication – whether that be in public relations, journalism, law, or any number of professions that value an effective communicator. And you’ll study in a Christian college environment that integrates faith with learning.
Recent communication arts majors have landed positions in digital marketing and analysis, development and events coordination, and program management. They work at organizations ranging from Disney and the Refugee Women’s Alliance to Arizona Christian University, Anthropologie, ADP Cobalt and Intel.
Several of our graduates have worked internationally – in locales such as Romania, Indonesia and China – while others have completed masters degrees in communications fields.
One of our communication arts graduates, Scott Jensen, has won more than 60 photojournalism awards, including a regional Emmy and two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Request information about the communication arts major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.
Communication arts graduates will enter the workforce prepared for a wide range of careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of public relations is expected to see better than average growth, as is human resource management, event planning and corporate training. Steady employment is projected for those pursuing careers in the federal government sector and in law.
- Musician Manager, Brant Collela
- Account Executive, Tulsa Shock (WNBA basketball)
- Park Ranger, Forest Services
- Reporter, Newberg Graphic
- Director of Content Development, DMG World Media
- Corporate Territory Manager, Microsoft
- Adjunct Professor, Communication Arts, PCC Rock Creek
- Luis Palau Ministries
- Communication Coach/Trainer, Distinction Communication
- Recreation Aid Assistant, Edelweiss Lodge & Resort (Germany)
- Executive Team Leader, Target
- Gonzaga University
- Azusa Pacific University
- Princeton Theological Seminary
- Texas State-San Marcos
- Northwestern Nazarene University
- Pepperdine University
- Baylor University
- Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
- Nike, Beaverton, Ore.
- Waggener-Edstrom, Lake Oswego, Ore.
- 950AM KJR Sports Radio, Seattle
- Luis Palau Ministries, Portland
- Medical Teams International, Portland
- Healing Tree Health Technologies, Portland
- City of Newberg Event Coordinator, Newberg, Ore.
- John Varvatos, New York
- The Hansen Law Firm, Newberg, Ore.
- Carpe Viam Group, Sherwood, Ore.
Points of Distinction
- Integration of core communication principles with an emphasis on ethics, information analysis and research skills
- Internships and field experience opportunities in specific areas of interest
- Small class sizes provide one-on-one attention to aid students in success.
- Professors and instructors are able to provide industry knowledge from their own hands-on experiences.
Why George Fox?
- Christ-centered community
Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.
- Global opportunities
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad. That ranks in the top 60 out of 1,800 American colleges!
- Small classes
Our 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll get to know your professors on a personal level.
- National recognition
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.
Communication Arts Student Experiences
"The value of an education from professors who know your name and care if you succeed is invaluable, but beyond that the Communication Arts Department provides a great foundation for career and for life. I enjoyed the variety of classes offered under the communication banner and feel that the program helped shape me into a well-rounded individual, prepared to be successful in journalism and in anything life should send my way."
- Amanda Newman ('07)