Communication Studies at Carroll College

Communication Studies


The mission of the Communication Department mirrors the mission of the college: by seeking the "full realization of the dual goals of vocation and enlightenment."

The communication department has developed both educational/vocational goals and holistic goals for the enlightenment of our students.

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About the Program

Why Communication at Carroll?

A graduate of the Department of Communication will graduate from Carroll College with the following skills:

  1. The ability to use communication constructively and unselfishly, to serve others and promote peace on all levels - interpersonally, socially and globally.
  2. Understanding of the moral foundations of communication, which include the need to treat every person with reverence.
  3. Intercultural understanding and the ability to treat people of all backgrounds with tolerance and respect.
  4. Skills in conflict management and relationship-building.
  5. Preparation for graduate study.
  6. Preparation for a career in public relations, journalism, a secondary education teacher of communication, speech or forensics.

The Possibilities

Alumni of the communication department have been successful in a large field of professional careers including jobs in advertising, marketing, event planning, public relations and secondary education.

 Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta

Carroll College is an active charter in Lambda Pi Eta.  Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), LPH has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide.

Students graduating with studies in the Communication department demonstrating scholarly leadership are inducted at the annual Honors Convocation each Spring.

The communication studies department is more like a family than a department. Graduates leave with lasting relationships to classmates and professors and a great network of communication professionals. Alumni remain connected to the department as adjunct teachers, internship supervisors and employers.

Student Projects

  • The Prospector logo

    The Prospector

    The Prospector is Carroll College's official campus newspaper. Covering topics such as campus events, features, sports, and more, we cover it all! Student ran, written, and published; The Prospector allows for students to have real-time experience with journalism, photography, graphic design, and web development. 

    Carroll College Prospector
  • Communications and PR Department

    Social Media

    The world of communications is changing day by day. Here at Carroll, we equip our students to succeed in this ever-changing environment.
    The Carroll College Communication Department Instagram is the perfect example of how students are applying what they learn in the classroom to their future careers. On our social media, you can see what projects, classes, and adventures Communication students at Carroll are part of.
  • Comms Lab

    Student Theses

    Communication students at Carroll are not just great at speaking, but research as well! We are so proud of our Communication scholars, so feel free to read more by clicking.

Why Communication?

There are a number of reasons to major in Communication at Carroll College!

Good luck finding a job announcement that doesn’t mention something about communication skills—either written or oral.  Employers want employees that know how to communicate effectively both within the organization and externally.  We can help.

The world is one big melting pot and with technological advancements and business development, cultural interactions are common in both personal and professional lives.  The communication department celebrates diversity and aims to give students the interpersonal skills needed to build successful intercultural relationships.

The communication department is more like a family than a department.  Graduates leave with lasting relationships to classmates and professors and a great network of communication professionals.  Alumni remain connected to the department as adjunct teachers, internship supervisors and employers.

Carroll provides small class sizes for a more personal undergraduate experience.  Classes are not taught by graduate students, but by the professors that advise you in your education, career and life and are vested in you as a person.  Need to talk about or plan your life?  We meet for coffee.

During finals week, everyone wants your schedule!  With public speaking skills being a major component to communication, presentations and term papers are common during finals week.  Tests happen—just not as often as some other majors…

Late study nights will happen in college, but lucky for you, the communication department has rarely been known to have a class before 11 a.m. Enjoy sleeping in!

Congratulations, graduating seniors!  It’s a tradition in the communication department for the communication professors to treat the graduating seniors to the best burgers around!  It’s quite the drive, but York Bar is a great celebration of accomplishments, friendship, and anticipation of what’s to come.

Forensics team

33 Years of Forensics wins

 The Talking Saints have held the Northwest Forensics Conference championship for 33 consecutive years. They compete nationally and globally, with yearly travel to Canada and occasional travel to places like Oxford and Cambridge. Students regularly qualify for the national championships in debate and individual events.

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