Communication Studies

The Art & Science of Communication

When God spoke the universe into existence he did more than "just" create everything we know, he also established communication as the means by which things get done. At NNU, we thought that was important enough that we dedicated a whole department to studying and teaching how communication works.

Communication: the art and science of transmitting information from person to person. It's an art because most of what we communicate is a reflection of life: ideas, systems,  It's a science because the theories of communication manifest themselves in very concrete and technical structures: newscasts, speeches, movies, websites, press releases -- even a State of the Union address.

In the Comm Studies department we look at communication in several different ways, from reaching large numbers of people through the media of film and television to reaching a small number of people, or even one person, through public speaking and interpersonal relationships. And we base all of what we do on serious study and research.

Whether you want to be an artist or a scientist, the Department of Communication Studies has you covered with a variety of Communications options.  Find what your interested in, then shoot us an email so we can answer your questions -


  1. BA in Mass Comm ("Film School")
  2. BA in Communication Science
  3. BA in Public Relations


  1. Communication
  2. Broadcasting
  3. Media Production
  1. Forensics ("Speech & Debate") Team

NNU's Forensics Team Takes 2018 National Championship