The Communication major is designed to enhance students’ skills and understanding of either verbal or media communication in preparation for any career that heavily emphasizes communication practice. This one major has two tracks, students choose one:
Communication majors in the verbal track are prepared for careers that focus on communication practice, ranging from law to ministry, politics, business, and more. Mount Mercy emphasizes a practical, skill-driven curriculum, in contrast to a theory-driven emphasis.
Communication majors in the media track are prepared for careers in media aspects of organizations (e.g. desktop publishing, video production, web page design) as well as the design and production of corporate publications (e.g. magazines, newsletters and annual reports). This probram appeals to students who are interested in multi-media design, but don’t seek an Art Graphic Design degree.