Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony, chair
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication seeks to prepare students for the fields of journalism, electronic communication and public relations. As a Christian liberal arts university, Belhaven trains individuals not only in their area of expertise, but also on the moral standards required to provide the waiting public with the best possible information. With the biblical worldview at the center, this degree program gives students the foundation they need to communicate the truth. Communication majors have the option to concentrate their degree in one of three areas of study: journalism, electronic communication and public relations.
The communication department has a journalism laboratory on campus, and students in this concentration are encouraged to do freelance writing with the recommendation of the department chairman. Electronic communication and public relations students are exposed to professionals in the classroom as well as the workplace through internships and other hand-on opportunities.