Bachelor of Arts

Ever moving, ever changing, you are ready for a fast-paced career in social media and instant communication. Learn how to get creative in the evolving digital movement at TU. On-campus students get additional opportunities to use their education with WTUD, TU’s radio station and the Tystenac, TU’s student paper. You will always be on technology’s cutting edge, but know, that basic communication skills never change. 

If you’re looking for a “people profession,” Tiffin University’s Communication Major might be the right fit for you. Among the many professions that hire graduates with a Communication degree are education, management, training, corporate communication, public relations, personnel, sales, media, advertising, journalism, law, marketing and politics. In fact, employers often identify communication skills as the most important (and yet often missing) in both entry-level and senior members of their organizations. At TU, we know what it takes to provide you with an education for the real world, so you won’t miss a step on your way toward real success.

The Communication Major at Tiffin University prepares you by teaching excellent public and interpersonal skills, a knowledge of communication, and offering specific in-depth education in Public Relations, Journalism or Electronic Media.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Communication Major 24 hours
Concentration 15 hours

  • CIT255 Internet and Website Development I
  • CIT256 Internet and Website Development II
  • COM329 Writing for Electronic Media 
  • COM350 Fundamentals of News Production
  • COM441 Organizational Communication and Conflict Resolution

Total BA hours 121-123 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

All Communication concentrations offered

Writing for Electronic Media (COM329) - Introduction to writing styles and techniques used in electronic media. Includes creating copy for advertising, promotion, and news and scripts for media programs. This is a writing intensive course.

Elements of News Production (COM350) - This course introduces students to news production techniques through participation as a staff member of the student newspaper. Students will explore reporting and writing news stories, photojournalism, copy editing, and layout and design of the newspaper in a multimedia format, using print and electronic platforms. Students will have the opportunity to create a portfolio of their work as well as learn transferable skills for a variety of employment settings. In addition, this course gives students the opportunity to learn problem-solving skills individually and in a group setting.

Internet and Website Development (CIS255) - Topics covered are the Internet and its parts such as the World Wide Web and website development. The student will learn to create websites using current tools such as SharePoint, Notepad++, and Dreamweaver along with languages such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS for the Internet, intranets and extranets.

  • Announcer
  • Copywriter or Editor
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Social Media
  • Graduate or Law School
  • Journalist
  • Media Buyer
  • Promotional Specialist
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Advertiser-Tribune
  • Apple
  • PNC

Testimonials

  • "I chose Tiffin University because of the curriculum, the online opportunities, and the fact that it is a brick-and-mortar school close to my home. I made many invaluable contacts through my TU experience."

    – John Carpenter

  • "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

  • "Tiffin is a small and very safe town. It is closely located to three international airports. People who live in this town are very friendly and open-minded to other cultures. As an international student, Tiffin University has been a good decision for me.”

    - Omar Alfehri, Saudi Arabia

  • "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed if I did not take risks."

    – Emily Miller

  • "TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”

    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

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