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Communication at Dordt

Be challenged. Be changed.


By majoring in communication, you’ll experience firsthand how everyday conversations connect us with one another and shape our society. You’ll also have the opportunity to focus on an area such as digital media, health care communication, public relations, or general communication.

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

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


Program Options

Communication emphases

Communication studies: Become a confident communicator, as you study behavior and different styles of communication. You will gain experience in areas like small group, organizational, and emerging media communication.

Digital media production: If you love capturing stories on camera, this emphasis is for you. Learn to edit, direct, and produce quality media.

Healthcare communication: Healthcare is a large and vital field in the U.S. and around the world. Learn how to be an excellent communicator within the healthcare field, understanding healthcare terminology, law, and ethics.

Journalism: Journalism today is diverse with print, digital, radio, and broadcast journalism. Become an expert on reporting the news and learn to think and write critically as you capture stories needing to be told.

Public relations: As a public relations student, you will gain a diverse range of skills. You will learn about public relations writing, video and television production, and digital communication tools. Become a well-rounded communicator who helps to manage and develop relationships.


As a communication major, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience right on campus. At Dordt, you can write for The Diamond, a student run newspaper; work for KDCR, our campus radio station; or broadcast events live with the Dordt Media Network

There are also opportunities with off-campus programs such as the Chicago Semester or the Los Angeles Film Studies Center.


Studying communication can lead to jobs in a variety of fields. You can become a videographer, social media specialist, program coordinator, recruitment coordinator, and more.

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Dr. Bruce Kuiper

Dr. Bruce Kuiper
Professor of Communication

CL 1111
(712) 722-6259

Lee Pitts

Lee Pitts
Instructor of Journalism/Communication

CL 1112
(712) 722-6269

Kae Van Engen

Kae Van Engen
Assistant Adjunct - Communication

CL 1110

Mark Volkers

Mark Volkers
Digital Media Production Instructor

CL 1312
(712) 722-6231

Dr. Tom Prinsen

Dr. Tom Prinsen
Professor of Communication
Department Chair

CL 1113
(712) 722-6257