Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
The student majoring in communication arts at College of the Ozarks will:
- acquire knowledge of the principles and theories underlying the study of communication and assess the appropriate application of these theories (Academic);
- learn how to employ words and images to fulfill the calling God places on each of our lives (Vocational);
- develop an understanding that “all on the side of truth” listen to Jesus (John 18:37) and represent the incarnate Word in their communication (Christian);
- appreciate the communicative freedoms and responsibilities guaranteed by the American Constitution, and understand how citizens can employ them to improve our nation (Patriotic);
- realize the power that words and images can have in shaping understandings of the world, and commit to using them for the good (Cultural).
The communication arts degree prepares students for today’s diverse and evolving business, professional, and academic fields. This major consists of five emphases: journalism, public relations, radio production, speech communication and video production. Each emphasis will enhance students’ critical thinking, communication and field-specific technology skills.
A student may major in more than one emphasis area in communication arts, but not in both public relations and speech communication. Additionally, students majoring in public relations or speech communication may not minor in speech communication.