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Communication Arts Major
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.
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.
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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.
Positions communication arts majors have held
- Musician Manager, Brant Collela
- 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
Graduate schools to which Communication Arts Department graduates have been accepted
- 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
Internships communication arts majors have held
- 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
Half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad. That ranks in the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges!
- Small classes
Our 13-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.