COMMUNICATION is learning how to communicate information effectively while understanding the connections between communication, business and culture in our changing organizational world.

About the Program

Have you ever wondered about what happens to people and society when the ways we communicate change? How do you define communication? Do you have to intend to send a message before it is “communication?" Do we really have better relationships on social media? These are some of the questions you’ll confront in MNU's communication major.

Communication occurs in every part of our lives. This major blends several contexts in which having excellent skills are vital in today’s world. You’ll explore how to be a more effective communicator in interpersonal, social, group, organizational, public, and intercultural environments. Included in this major are courses in various forms of media.


You’ll get hands-on experience in creating communication in several digital formats along with knowledge about how these formats grew out of mass communication history. What's more, you’ll build and apply your knowledge through an internship and the opportunity to conduct original research. In certain corporate communication classes, you’ll have the opportunity to work together with design and multimedia students so that you gain real world experience.

Student media positions, with salaries ranging from $200 to $4,000 annually, are available to current students who work on The Trailblazer newspaper and/or the Conestoga yearbook staffs.


The Communication major is designed to allow you to earn a minor in another discipline. You might choose to pair it with ministry, media, marketing, management, psychology, sociology, music, or any of the other opportunities at MNU.

your future


Touching every aspect of communication, you could become a(n):

  • Advertising or Sales Executive
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Event Planner

Employers & Internships

Some of our recent communication grads have interned at:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Angel Flight
  • Harmon Smith Advertising
  • Heart to Heart International
  • Impact Design
  • J. C. Nichols Residential Real Estate
  • Platinum Broadcasting
  • Saving Grace Productions
  • Special Olympics

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

our people are the difference

Professors work with you to plan your semester internship.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.