Programs of Study in Communication

B.A. in Communication Studies

B.A. in Communication Studies


B.A. in Communication Studies Do you like to hold organizational leadership positions? Enjoy speaking in public and debating others? Have talents that include excellent communication skills, both written and verbal? Find that you are able to diagnose communication breakdowns and help repair them? The answers to these questions might lead you to major in communication studies at Otterbein. From identifying communication problems and fixing them, to speaking confidently and clearly in public, you will learn and practice the elements of…

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B.A. in Health Communication

B.A. in Health Communication


B.A. in Health Communication Do you like to solve problems? Enjoy strategizing the best ways to combat health issues? Do you have skills that include problem-solving, seeing the “big-picture” and setting strategies to devise campaigns?  Are you interested in current social issues or health challenges, but do not see yourself providing direct patient care? The answers to these questions might lead you to major or minor in health communication at Otterbein. From identifying health communication problems and solving them, to…

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B.A. in Journalism & Media Communication

B.A. in Journalism & Media Communication


B.A. in Journalism & Media Communication Have you ever found yourself talking out loud to the television, radio, or computer screen asking: Who is the audience? Why are they telling this story? What would be a better multimedia method that that would make this story most compelling? The answers to these questions might lead you to a major or minor in journalism and media communication at Otterbein. Through an integrated multimedia curriculum, you will learn valuable research and reporting skills,…

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B.A. in Public Relations

B.A. in Public Relations


B.A. in Public Relations Do you like to take on leadership roles? Enjoy planning and promoting events? Have talents that include writing, speaking, and organizing? Find that you are versatile with diverse interests and want to combine them in unique ways? The answers to these questions might lead you to major or minor in public relations at Otterbein. Beginning in your freshman year, through integrated coursework combining public relations, journalism, and other academic interest areas, you will learn valuable public…

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Leadership Studies Minor


Minor in Leadership Studies The leadership minor helps you develop your leadership skills so that you can have significant impacts on your community and your workplace. To achieve this goal, Otterbein will: Help you develop skills, knowledge, tools and techniques, perspectives, and attitudes and values that can be applied to leadership in various settings, including community service and social change. Provide students who have an interest in community service with the opportunity to develop specific tools and skills that can…

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Minors in Communication (various)


Minors in Communication Otterbein's Communication Department offers minors in the areas listed below. Search the University Catalog for program details and required courses. Communication Studies This flexible course of study offers courses that help you persuade others, mediate conflicts, develop communication plans for businesses, and communicate more effectively. Health Communication Through required courses in theory, community health and real-world case studies, you will learn and practice the elements of planning and problem-solving in non-profits, hospitals, and other health care settings.…

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