Communication Major & Minor


If you are eager to learn, work, create, and lead in one of the top, award-winning communication programs, the Goshen College Communication Department wants you!

Our top-notch communication program recognizes that written, visual, and verbal skills are critical in our everyday lives – in our friendships, our families, our schools, our communities, and our jobs. We will partner with you to nurture this gift, preparing you to enter the workplace from a running start!

Gain the Strong Communication Skills You Need to Thrive in any Career

Our professors will work alongside, mentor, and challenge students as they take communication theory and concepts and grow them into critical thinking skills and interpersonal communication applications for the professional sector. As communication specialists, our faculty will provide you with opportunities to “learn through doing” in the classroom, the studio, the community, and the world.

Build a Portfolio of Work While Completing Your Degree in Communication

Communications students at GC have various on-campus opportunities to apply their learning. From creative options to digital communication journalism, students can participate in the following:

You may even choose to work on your public speaking and presentation skills as you audition to deliver a speech at the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest.

Enter the Workplace with a Running Start

Communication majors and minors will be able to seize opportunities to take classes in journalism, public relations, radio or television broadcasting, writing, multimedia, and film studies. Many courses are interdisciplinary and hands-on, growing the expertise needed to operate state-of-the-art equipment while pursuing a degree in communication.

You will be inspired to develop writing skills and interpersonal skills for putting your faith into action and expanding your world while communicating effectively and compassionately, with an eye toward serving others throughout your career paths in the communication field.

Imagine the Possibilities You Can Achieve

Communication graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher have many career options, including journalism, social media managers, public relations specialists, mass communication media marketers, marketing careers, advertising careers, business careers, applied communication careers, digital media careers, and other job opportunities in mass communications.

We welcome you to join our communication team as we learn, produce, edit, work, study, film, discuss, question, write, grow, and have fun together!

Start Here, Go Anywhere with a Communication Major or Minor

We invite you to be a part of our engaged, hard-working, and supportive team as you prepare for life beyond college. For more information about a communication major or minor at Goshen College, please fill out the form below. Financial aid is available. Start today, and you could be well on your way to a successful career in communication!



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Duane Stoltzfus

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Kyle Hufford

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Anna Groff

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