Student giving a presentationCommunication, B.A.

Communication is life. In today’s global economy, students must have the communication knowledge and skills to navigate a highly competitive environment. A Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Indiana Tech prepares students to steer through such a complex world.

Indiana Tech’s Communication program offers two concentrations: Sports Media and Media Studies. In both concentrations, students acquire a foundation of communication theories and principles with practical application by utilizing the Smaardyk Center Multimedia Studio as well as video recording and editing equipment. Through hands-on experience outside the classroom, students in the Communication program network with classmates, professors and industry professionals in order to pursue a successful career after graduation.

Career opportunities

Communication-Sports Media graduates earn positions in these fields:

  • Media Relations
  • Broadcasting
  • Print Journalism
  • Sports Information
  • Social Media Production/Management
  • Program Coordinator
  • Content Promoter

Communication-Media Studies graduates earn positions in these fields:

  • Corporate Media Relations
  • Print Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Social Media Production/Management
  • Publishing and Editing
  • Crisis Management
  • Law and Politics

Speech and Debate Competition

Every year, the Communication Department hosts the Speech and Debate Competition.

A Tech success story

Courtney Lakes
B.A., Communication, 2017

Courtney works with troubled youths as a mental health worker at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings, Montana. Her role is not necessarily in the communication field, but Courtney feels her Indiana Tech education prepared her well for the “challenging and rewarding” position.

Everything in my degree program helped me—from the professors, to all the different courses for a communication major. It gave me the confidence and ability to work in any kind of job field,” Courtney said. “I give huge credit to my professors; they contributed to most of what I have now in my current career. They really shaped me into the kind of individual that goes after things and always strives for more. I believe Indiana Tech made me fearless and gave me huge amounts of confidence to believe that I can be who I want to be in any kind of career.”

Courtney wants to pursue a master’s in communication and become a professor. In addition, the children’s book series she created as her senior project is still a work in progress she hopes to have published one day.

Earning this degree

Traditional
Undergraduate

This is for students who want a traditional, on-campus college experience.

Accelerated Learning

This degree is included in our 3 to Degree program, where students can earn their degree in just six semesters.


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