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Degree Type

Undergraduate

Major

Communications

Kuyper College’s communications program is a collaborative program with Cornerstone University. Communication plays a central role in every aspect of life and in our daily personal and professional interactions and relationships.

Regardless of industry or position, community or social engagements, communication is key. Mindful of that, a degree in communications prepares you and provides the flexibility which allows you to look at multiple career tracks.

The collaborative education program offers unique features—Kuyper’s strong Bible and theology core, Cornerstone’s strong communications program, and Kuyper’s lower tuition costs. You will pay Kuyper tuition and be eligible for financial aid and scholarships through Kuyper.

90%

Of communications majors employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation

3rd

Lowest debt at graduation among Michigan colleges

100%

Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences

4K

Kuyper's tuition, on average, is $4,000 less than comparable Christian colleges

Career Opportunities

With a degree in communications and building off your marketable skills, a wide field of career opportunities is open before you, in a variety of professions.

Communication Consultant

Reporter

Personnel Manager

Media Relations Specialist

Sportscaster

Public Relations Coordinator

Director of Training and Development

Human Resources Manager

Marketing and Advertising Manager

Internship Opportunities

Both Cornerstone and Kuyper partner with dozens of organizations across West Michigan that cultivate, inspire, and challenge students to achieve more.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Grand Rapids Symphony

Partners Worldwide

Townsquare Media

Wood TV8

Kent County Parks Foundation

Access of West Michigan

Scott Allen Creative

Van Andel Institute

Start your journey

Program Outcomes

The collaborative communication studies program reflects a commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

  • Using theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts, analyze a variety of communication situations.
  • Articulate the characteristics and behaviors exhibited by effective communicators in a variety of communication contexts.
  • Identify, locate and use the information on goals, audience, purpose, and context to design effective messaging.
  • Identify communication problems and suggest and/or implement appropriate adjustments.
  • Use language, nonverbal symbols, and ways to deliver effective messages in a variety of situations.
  • Create communication content reflecting a working understanding of the basic principles of creating and producing communications for dissemination through mediated channels.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional, and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

“At Kuyper, I grew spiritually and academically and acquired leadership, communication, and conflict resolution skills. I also learned how to work effectively in groups of diverse people.”

Sam Burgess Team Leader, Pic-Time Inc.

Program Curriculum

Your collaborative communications program is unique and will be personalized to your interests and goals. You will develop a plan of study that allows you to take Bible and theology and core classes at Kuyper College and communication classes at Cornerstone University.

Communicating in the Age of Social Media

Interpersonal & Group Communication

Intercultural Communication

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Spiritual Formation

Christian Doctrine

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.

KuyperWorks™

You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.

Welcome

We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to meet you and help you discover how our community might also become yours.

Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.

Scholarships

Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.