These Communication majors are designed to prepare the student for successful pursuit of professional and personal goals. An individual graduating from this program will also be equipped to function well in the larger setting of society. Each major combines traditional course work with practical application in the field of choice. This has proven to be invaluable to students and may take the form of internships, private employment, or work assignments (or a combination of all three).
Students looking to pursue a photojournalism education or a journalism undergraduate degree in Missouri can take advantage of multiple journalistic opportunities throughout the course of their education, including working for academic credit on school publications such as The Stylus, the century-old Park newspaper. Similarly for broadcasting majors, students can supplement their broadcast journalism classes with work at KGSP-FM, the Park University radio station, or in the production of programs for the Northland News. Students who select the public relations major often have specific occupational goals in mind, as this major serves a broad spectrum of professions in contemporary corporate, government, and non-profit environments.