Communication

By majoring in communication, you’ll experience firsthand how everyday conversations connect us with one another and shape our society. You’ll also learn about digital media, culture, graphics, speech, and the printed word.

Not only will you gain these skills, but you’ll learn how to communicate as a Christian in a complicated world.

Dordt’s communication major prepares you to pursue careers such as public speaking, journalism, public relations, or filmmaking.

Program Options

The general major offers interpersonal, group, and mass communication courses integrated around a Christian perspective on communication. Choose from one of our three emphases:

  • Communication studies 
  • Healthcare communication
  • Public relations - includes a mix of business classes

You can get involved by joining the communication club and practicing your journalism skills by writing for our student-run newspaper, the Dordt Diamond.

Learn More

Check out our program strengths and get to know our facilities.

Bruce Kuiper

Bruce Kuiper
Associate Professor of Communication

CL 2218
(712) 722-6259
Bruce.Kuiper@dordt.edu

About Me

Lee Pitts

Lee Pitts
Instructor of Journalism/Communication

CL 2220
(712) 722-6269
Lee.Pitts@dordt.edu

Kae Van Engen

Kae Van Engen
Assistant Adjunct - Communication

CL 2221
(712) 722-6258
Kae.VanEngen@dordt.edu

About Me

Mark Volkers

Mark Volkers
Digital Media Production Instructor
Department Chair

CL 1312
(712) 722-6231
Mark.Volkers@dordt.edu

About Me

Dr. Tom Prinsen

Dr. Tom Prinsen
Professor of Communication

CL 2217
(712) 722-6257
Tom.Prinsen@dordt.edu