Effective communication in a world of information

In a world that is changing as fast and furiously as ours, it is imperative that we know how to communicate. Today, we have more ways than ever to share information and ideas, which is why it’s vital to deliver a clear, impactful message. More and more businesses and organizations are making it a priority to hire people who can wade through the mire of information overload and effectively deliver their message.

Our Vision

Quality communication is essential for healthy, productive relationships in the workplace, at home, and in the Church. With a Communication degree from Concordia, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively in any professional setting by honing your verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills. This program blends practical training with a strong liberal arts education—and all within a Christian world view. You'll also get to choose a major or minor within the Communication Department. These include Mass Communication, Theatre, Sports Media, and Christian Service Learning and Leadership. Education majors may complement their program with a Speech Communication minor.

Today, we have more ways than ever to share information and ideas, which is why it’s vital to deliver a clear, relevant message. CUW Communication courses teach the writing, editing, and delivery skills valued in every industry from business to non-profit. The Communication Department strives to blend practical training with a liberal arts education to develop well-rounded professionals.


Regardless of which track you choose, there are three key elements of this program: liberal arts, foundational communication, and your specialization. Through the Communication Core, you’ll get to study topics such as public speaking, journalism, and cross-cultural communication. Your specialization gives you the opportunity to find your niche in the professional world. Here’s the icing on the cake: with all of the options within Communication, you'll have the chance to double major AND graduate in four years.

You’ll take 21-24 credits in the major you choose in addition to the Communication Core, which gives you the general and well-rounded skills necessary for success in any area of communication.