Build communication and critical thinking skills that lead to professional and personal growth—preparing you for all of life.

Perhaps no other academic discipline is more widely applicable than Communication Studies. Students enroll in our program to enhance their careers in fields as diverse as advertising and public relations, to various ministry roles, to teaching, to journalism and other media-related fields.

In the Communication Studies program at Bethel’s College of Adult & Professional Studies, we base our teaching in sound communication theory, and then encourage students to think critically about, analyze, and ultimately apply that theory in the practical settings of their everyday lives. The benefits are often immediate and profound, both professionally and personally.

In addition to vast teaching experience, our instructors have professional experience in a number of career fields, including professional writing and editing, advertising and public relations, ministry, and communication consulting. They've also developed a program schedule that's tailored to the needs of busy adults, offering a variety of course deliveries within a supportive team environment.