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Bachelor's in Human Communication Studies

If you have a passion for words, shaping messaging, and working with others to creative cohesion, consider a career in the dynamic field of communication. With the BS in Human Communication Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, you can develop the knowledge, critical thinking, and technology to thrive in a variety of communication occupational settings. At our Christian university, you can learn how to synthesize biblical principles with the teachings of this exciting and dynamic communication studies program.

Why Pursue My B.S. in Human Communications Studies at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your BS in Human Communication Studies at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with experience in a wide variety of roles in communication. We also provide comprehensive student services, from tutoring to tech support, to help you succeed in this communication studies program. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this Bachelor’s in Human Communication Studies Program?

The courses in this communication studies program are designed to help students gain foundational knowledge in communication disciplines, along with specialized skills that are relevant in our digital age. Students can also choose to minor in Human Communication Studies to supplement their major. Course topics include journalism, public relations, intercultural communication, and more.  

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This B.S. in Human Communications Studies

Coursework for this human communication studies program covers how to:

  • Communication, apply, and give voice to the stories of others
  • Theorize, practice, and critically analyze the speech communication process in relatively unstructured face-to-face settings
  • Understand the role of communication in managing interpersonal, group, and organizations conflict
  • Integrate biblical principles into your career in communications

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Campaign Director
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Community Relations Director
  • Professor
  • Brand Manager
  • Community Outreach Director

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  1. Completion of at least 124 semester hours (some majors may have additional hours to meet the requirement).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a major GPA of 2.25 or higher or as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  4. Completion of general education requirements. If a student chooses to have multiple majors, the degree designation is based upon the first major.
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements

Attendance at graduation exercises is expected. Please notify Registration and Academic Services if you need to graduate “in absentia” and will not be present for the ceremony.

Students may receive one degree only per commencement. A student who is enrolled in two majors with different degrees may select which major is considered the first major so that the appropriate degree will be awarded at the ceremony. Students meeting requirements for more than one degree must apply for and participate in two different ceremonies. Any university-approved dual degree program is an exception to this policy.

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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at


*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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