Communication Arts major
Why Study Communication Studies?

Successful leaders in every industry are people who can communicate with, relate to, and work well with others. A communication studies degree will help you develop these practical and critical skills—including the ability to think, speak, and write clearly, and work efficiently in a team environment. Graduates can find work in many areas, including nonprofit, media, business, and government.

Why Choose North Park University
Why North Park?

We'll teach you to become a competent communicator and a critical thinker within a framework of social responsibility, so you’ll be skilled in to relating to and communicating with people with varied cultural backgrounds to work together toward the betterment of others. You’ll be able to apply what you learn through classroom experiences and internship opportunities in whatever career path you choose.

Careers In Communications

Communications studies majors find careers in a number of fields including journalism, advertising, public relations, nonprofit management, media, law, event planning, social services, human resources, organizational leadership, and sales.

Where Alumni Work

Our alumni have worked at World Relief, Community Human Services, University of Chicago Development Office, Coleman Group Management Consulting, and Fresh Design Studio. They’ve also pursued graduate degrees at the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, and others.


You can put your communications skills into practice, interact with professionals, and build your resume through an internship. Our students have interned for World Relief, the City of Chicago, the Presbyterian Church and Evangelical Covenant Church denominational offices, as well as charter schools, social services agencies, and businesses at home and abroad.

Learn more from the Office of Career Development and Internships.

Interesting Classes

Learn the foundations of communications theory through courses that include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Conflict Transformation

Explore the courses and requirements for this major.

Meet the Faculty

Mary Adams Trujillo believes that a combination of service, experiential learning, and cultural immersion helps students engage with the world, and she incorporates this into her classes.

Learn more about Dr. Trujillo and the communication studies faculty.

Mary Trujillo
Conflict Transformation

Conflict among people is a constant in our world; how we transform it into something creative and helpful is an evolving science. North Park’s new major in Conflict Transformation Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the theory, analysis, history, culture, and transformational processes involved in conflict situations, justice, and peace building.

Learn more about this undergraduate program.