Bachelor’s/Master’s (4+1) & Minor Available
16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
Think communication is just about talking? Think again. It encompasses so many areas, like journalism, public relations, broadcasting, advertising, marketing and ministry. In our increasingly media-first culture, we need Christians embedded in these fields and careers to share the love of the greatest communicator of all: Jesus Christ.
If you can’t seem to follow enough news outlets on Twitter, listen to the radio and podcasts incessantly, love to analyze commercials, or appreciate good storytelling and the written word, this just might be the right major for you. Plus, there are so many careers in communications.
Our communication major will teach you the fundamentals of strong writing, the basics of radio broadcasting in our in-house radio station (an exact replica of local Christian radio station WJTL’s setup), introduce you to the world of video production and let you dip your toes into the waters of journalism with our student-run newspaper – and that’s just the beginning.
Built on a firm foundation of media ethics, theory and practice and Bible classes that teach a solid biblical worldview, students who complete this program will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in both communication and biblical studies.
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Can I Transfer Credits?
Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy
Other Program Selection
Bachelor’s + Master’s Option (4+1)
Minor – 15 credits
See more information further down this page.
Bible & Theology Core 43 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core 37 Credits
Communication Core 30 Credits
Communication Electives 18 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and program details.
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The Communication bachelor’s degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
COM 100 Communication Seminar
COM 102 Introduction to Communication
COM 201 Communication Ethics
COM 202 Principles & Practices
COM 212 Media: Conveyor of Cultural Ideas
COM 221 Co-Curricular Credit
COM 222 Co-Curricular Credit
COM 223 Co-Curricular Credit
COM 224 Co-Curricular Credit
COM 320 Marketing Communication
COM 330 Survey of Web Design
COM 400 Cross-Cultural Experience
COM 450 Communication Internship
COM 470 Communication Senior Project
PRO 101 Introduction to Electronic Media
Visit the catalog for the complete listing and descriptions.
These are the required courses for a minor in Communication (15 credits)
View the Academic Catalog for details.
LBC | Capital’s unique 4+1 program provides students the opportunity to earn their undergraduate BA degree in Communication while also pursuing a Master of Arts either in Strategic Communication Leadership. A student can experience all the benefits of dynamic undergraduate student life all five years while maximize your time in college and minimize the cost of your education without sacrificing the quality of your experience. Graduate-level courses taken during undergraduate studies fulfill both undergraduate elective requirements and graduate program requirements. In the 4+1 program, students are dual-enrolled in LBC and Capital Seminary & Graduate School.
A student may opt for the 4+1 track at any point up through the beginning of their junior year. Before a student is formally admitted to the track, an evaluation will be conducted by their academic advisor. The evaluation considers the student’s previous academic performance, character and ability, and the recommendation of another LBC faculty member. Students that complete the 4+1 program can start their professional career sooner with the right credentials.
This student-run station develops practical skills and cultivates hands-on learning experiences for students.
Focus is a student-run online newspaper that provides the LBC community with current, accurate and informative insight on campus, local, national and international news and features.
Charge is a Christian fine arts magazine that provides an outlet for the God-given creative talents of Lancaster Bible College students, alumni and employees.