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Bachelor's in Human Communications

At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Bachelor of Arts in Human Communications Studies program is designed to delve deep into the intricate world of human interaction, understanding that every facet of human behavior is intricately linked to the art of communication. Our program via IWU Marion stands on the foundational belief that success in any interaction is rooted in effective communication. By choosing to pursue a degree in Human Communication at our institution, you embark on a journey towards comprehensive preparation in both theory and practice, all within a Christ-centered educational environment. 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. This preparation not only sets the stage for advanced graduate study but also opens the door to a myriad of career opportunities.

What Will I Learn in this Human Communication Program?

Our curriculum is made to ensure that as a student, you will emerge with a profound understanding of key communication components such as conflict resolution, influence, problem solving, cultural competencies, and leadership. These skills are essential, not just in personal interactions, but in professional settings as well, where the ability to communicate effectively is universally recognized as a prerequisite for success. Whether your aspirations lie in ministry, academia, the professional workplace, or community service, a degree in Human Communication from Indiana Wesleyan University equips you with the necessary tools to excel.

What sets our program apart is not just the breadth of knowledge you will gain, but the limitless opportunities it presents. Students have the option to earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Human Communications, with the additional possibility of pursuing a minor in Human Communication. Our program is designed to complement your studies and enhance your career prospects, offering you a unique edge in whatever path you choose to follow.

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 Human Communications Program

Coursework for your Human Communication degree covers:

  • A comprehensive understanding of communication theory and its application in diverse contexts, including personal, professional, and community settings
  • Advanced skills in conflict resolution, influence, problem-solving, and cultural competency, enabling effective interaction in a globalized world
  • Leadership and ethical communication practices grounded in a Christ-centered perspective, preparing students for responsible and impactful roles in society
  • Preparation for a wide range of career paths and graduate studies, with a focus on developing both oral and written communication skills highly valued in any profession

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Campaign Director
  • Research Specialist
  • Professor
  • Communication Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Promotions Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Community Relations Director
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Community Outreach Director
  • Political Analyst
  • Information Analysis

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

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