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Communication and Languages

In today's era of digital and social media, it takes an expert communicator to get messages heard above the noise. That's why, if you have an eye for video, a knack for language translation, or a talent for penning the perfect phrase; a communication or language degree could be your ticket to career success.

Strategic Communication
Study Journalism and PR,
or try International Comm
Languages: Go Global
Major in French, Spanish
or International Comm
Film & TV Production
Create visual stories with a major in Film and Television
Speech and Performance
Minor in speech or drama with a message that matters

Because WWU's Department of Communication and Languages can turn your passion into a career. We have small class sizes with expert professors who believe in mentoring. Visit our our faculty page to get in contact with a teacher who specializes in your field.

We can strengthen your writing, your digital strategy and your visual communication. We can immerse you in the language and culture of other parts of the world. Tell us where you want to go professionally, and we can help you get there.

Studying communications or languages opens up a lot of careers. You can tailor your classes to prepare for your dream job, or you can study a broader range of topics, and be ready for almost any career in the global market. Just a few of the jobs that graduates can get include:

  • Film producer 
  • Language interpreter
  • Web and digital media strategist
  • International negotiator
  • Print or online article writer
  • Marketing and PR Director
  • Video Editor

Do you have strong writing or visual storytelling skills? Or do you love to learn about new languages and cultures? Do you want to learn the science and art of getting noticed in a digital world? Maybe a communication or language degree is right for you. Click on a degree to see the courses you'll take.

B.A. Degrees:
Academic Minors:
  • Drama - A study of all aspects of theatrical performance and production
  • Speech Communication - The art of public speaking and persuasion
  • Film & TV Production - Combine your love of film with another major
  • Journalism - Hone your article writing and news reporting skills
  • Public Relations - An excellent complement to a variety of majors
  • French, German, or Spanish - On-campus language minors, with one quarter abroad
  • Italian, Portuguese, or Arabic - Language minors through Adventist Colleges Abroad
A.S. Degrees:
  • Pre-Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Prepares you for transfer to Loma Linda
M.A. Degrees
  • Cinema, Religion, and Worldview: Media and Cinema Concentration
  • Cinema, Religion, and Worldview: Web and Interactive Media Concentration
Graduate Studies
Master of Arts in filmmaking and digital media that communicate the gospel. Two concentrations available: media and cinema, or web and digital media.
Last update on June 1, 2018