Department of Communication

Academic Programs

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Six majors are available in the Department of Communication. (Click on a major below to view the program's degree plan.) Students can also minor in each of the areas listed below.  In addition, the Department of Communication collaborates with other departments to offer minor programs in  Film Production Minor  and Web Design

For students interested in film, Harding University offers an off-campus academic experience at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Download LAFSC Information Sheet pdf for more information.

Advertising — Prepares graduates for successful careers in advertising. Possible jobs after graduation include sales and creative work with ad agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Broadcast Journalism — Prepares graduates for successful careers in television and radio journalism. Possible jobs after graduation include news producing, reporting, and anchoring positions at television news and radio stations.

Communication Studies — Prepares students with an overview of the theoretical and performance content of the field of human communication. This entails a thorough knowledge of the major levels and formats of communication, including intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, nonverbal communication, mediated communication, rhetoric, and public speaking. The communication studies degree offers students a variety of career and graduate school opportunities.

Electronic Media Production — Prepares graduates for successful careers in audio and video production. Possible jobs after graduation include videography, audio and video editing and production.

Journalism — Prepares graduates for successful careers in print and online journalism. Possible jobs after graduation include writing, reporting, editing, photographing and other forms of multimedia storytelling for newspapers, magazines, websites and other convergent newsrooms.

Public Relations — Prepares graduates for successful careers as professional communicators who help organizations and their publics adapt mutually to each other. Possible jobs after graduation include working with PR firms, political campaigns, non-profit organizations and businesses.

Camera Requirement

Students majoring in Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Electronic Media Production, Journalism and Public Relations are expected to have access to a DSLR camera capable of video recording.

Below are links to reputable camera suppliers and relatively inexpensive cameras that your professors recommend. Of course, there are many camera models on the market. If you have questions about what camera would be best for you and your professional interests, or whether a DSLR camera you already own will suffice for your classes, please contact your instructor.

 The Harding University Bookstore can order the Canon EOS Rebel T5 with an option of one or two lenses. If you choose to purchase this camera through the bookstore, you may add the expense to your semester’s bill with the university.

Camera recommendations

Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses Kit options      

Nikon D3300 DSLR with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses Kit options 

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4065

Mailing address:
Harding University
Department of Communication
Box 10765
Searcy, AR 72149-5615