B.A. Degree in Public Communication and Leadership




43 hours, minor required

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communication and Leadership will:

  1. Learn a variety of theories related to communication and leadership and will learn how to apply those theories in praxis.
  2. Learn a variety of communicative and leadership skills and techniques for the management of interpersonal relations, group leadership and social media.
  3. Explore ethical approaches to communication leadership and from a Christian faith perspective.
  4. Learn ethical persuasive techniques, grounded in Christian faith, to help them become skillful advocates for important social issues.
  5. Learn how to plan, host and conduct public forums for issues of public importance and controversial issues.
  6. Learn peacemaking and conflict management skills.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

1. 13 hours communication core courses

2. 21 hours communication leadership

Related Careers

  • State Government
  • Local Government
  • Public Administration
  • Public Organizations
  • Nonprofit Organizations