Traditional Undergraduate

Communication


Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Credits

128 Bachelor's

Course Length tooltip-icon

16 weeks (semester)

Delivery Method

Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster

Study Communication at LBC

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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Where LBC Students Have Interned

  • Public Relations Intern at an Advertising Agency
  • Corporate Communications Intern
  • Staff Writer for a Local Newspaper
  • Marketing Intern for Non-Profit

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy

Would You Like More Information?

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Bachelor's Program Scope

Communication (128 Credits)

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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Want to Become a Journalist, Broadcaster or Marketer? See what it is like to study Communication at LBC.

Program Distinctive - What makes this LBC program unique?
  • Get literal hands-on experience in the industry through LBC Radio and in our video production suite that houses state-of-the-art technology.
  • Students earn real-world experience in the industry through internships in a variety of settings.
  • Learn from the best – experienced professionals with backgrounds in broadcast, journalism, advertising and more.
  • Earn your communication and Bible degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.
Career Paths

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:

  • Communication Director
  • Communications Professional
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Professional
  • Publication Copywriter
  • Post-Production News Media
  • Reporter
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Social Media Manager
  • Web Content Manager
Program Goals – In this program, students will…
  • Articulate and evaluate the significance of culture on message design, delivery and impact.
  • Identify and differentiate the major communication theories and describe the relevance of appropriate theories to their chosen communication field.
  • Participate in a communication career field to further develop skills, knowledge and experiences.
  • Appropriately apply ethical principles and professional codes of ethics to the practice of communication.
  • Integrate a biblical worldview into the practice and evaluation of communication.
Core Courses for a Communication Student

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.

Meet the Faculty

Michael Freeman, DEd
Professor, Communication Program Director
Ryan Geesaman, MS
Assistant Professor, Chair of the Communication & Media Arts Department
Mike Barker, BFA
Adjunct Faculty
Shelby Bowers, MS
Adjunct Faculty
Ned Bustard
Adjunct Faculty
Jessica Whitmore, MA
Adjunct Faculty
Thom Scott
Faculty, Communication
Amy Mongiovi, MA
Writer, Editor, Media Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty

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Explore the Creative Outlets of Our Current Communication Students

LBC Radio

This student-run station develops practical skills and cultivates hands-on learning experiences for students.

FOSUS - Student Newspaper

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 Magazine

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.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Bachelor’s Degree?

LBC’s Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the process.